Wednesday, March 15, 2023 | 7:00-8:30PM (EDT) - Fully Online Lecture
Eligible for 1.5 CEUs for Psychologists and Social Workers. CEs for LMHC have been submitted for review to respective credentialing bodies.
This event is free to the public. Please use the promotional code ETHICSERIES24 to register at no cost.
This event is $25 for practitioners seeking CEs for this lecture. As per the credentialing bodies, we can only grant CEs for attendance of live events. Please pay and register for the lecture so that we may keep track of your attendance. You CE registration status may not be changed after the event.
Every political community requires a certain degree of self-governance on the part of its citizens. It is impossible to rule, or even live among, those who will not rule themselves. According to Nietzsche and Freud, beneath that commonplace observation lurks an unsavory history of violence, cruelty, and fear. To become civilized, we must turn our aggressive instincts and drives against ourselves. We must learn, in other words, the pain and the pleasure of a bad conscience. If these hermeneuts of suspicion are correct, some questions need to be asked, and some implications need to be followed to their natural conclusions. How did we adopt this masochism? What determines the sources of our guilt and our shame? What, or rather who, actually rules the polis?
In this lecture, we will consider how guilt and shame are essential to the success of any polity, how they are formed (and sometimes reformed) both in the community and the individual, and if they are destined to make us ill. In the course of our investigation, we will come upon some unsettling truths about the nature of political power and what it requires of those who are subjected to it, and those who would wield it.
- Explain the centrality of shame and guilt to success of positive law and, by extension, the political community itself.
- Describe the relationship of guilt and shame to neurosis and nihilism.
- Explain how individuals and communities establish (and disestablish) their sources of guilt and shame.
Timeline and Requirements:
The course will take place on Wednesday, March 15, 2023. This lecture is presenter-led and is a virtual experience. This will be conducted synchronously online via Zoom from 7:00 - 8:30PM (EDT).
Application for CEs have been submitted for LMHC. We will update this section as soon as we hear back from the credentialing bodies.
University Counseling Services of Boston College is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. As a co-sponsor of this program, University Counseling Services of Boston College maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants will be eligible to receive 1.5 CE units from University Counseling Services of Boston College.
This program has been approved for 1.5 Social Work Continuing Education hours for relicensure, in accordance with 258 CMR. NASW-MA Chapter CE Approval Program Authorization Number D 91585.
Application for MaMHCA/MCEAP continuing education credits has been submitted. Please contact us at email@example.com for the status of CE’s for LMHCs.
Participants must attend the lecture in full and complete the post event survey to be eligible to receive CEs.
This lecture does not offer CEs for other clinicians not listed above.
Fees and Policies:
This event is free if you are NOT seeking CEs towards your license. If you plan on seeking CEs for this lecture, the cost is $25. Once you have registered for the class, your CE registration status is fixed and cannot be adjusted at a later time.
Payment is due by credit card at registration. Registration closes April 21st at 5pm. Refunds will be granted only up to the time of the lecture.
Additional offerings from the Lynch School Professional & Continuing Education Office can be found on our website.