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Never Waste a Crisis: Pandemics, Ethics, & Mental Health

October 30 @ 8:30 am - 12:15 pm

$35 – $75

Appalachian Psychoanalytic Society Saturday Morning Seminar with Annette Mendola, PhD

Description of Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a plethora of intersecting problems: medical, social, economic, political, educational, psychological, and ethical.  Mental health providers have endeavored to meet the needs of their clients even as traditional tools have dropped away and new, competing obligations have arisen.  In this introductory presentation, we will explore the moral challenges produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the moral tensions COVID has produced for mental health providers and the impact moral distress and injury have had on people who work with vulnerable populations impacted by the pandemic.  We will conclude with a discussion of the pandemic as a catalyst for identifying that which needs to change in health care and other systems.

This program is designed to meet the requirement for psychologists licensed in the state of Tennessee to obtain continuing education in ethics and the law, including the requirement to obtain continuing education on Tennessee State Law.


Annette Mendola, PhD, earned her doctoral degree in Philosophy, concentrating in medical ethics, from the University of Tennessee. She is the Director for Clinical Ethics and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. In her role as Clinical Ethicist, she helps health care professionals, patients, and families navigate difficult ethical decisions. Her scholarly work has focused on ethical decision making at the end of life.

This program is open to all APS members and other interested mental health professionals who may not be members. It is not limited to individuals practicing in a predominately psychoanalytic mode. The material will be appropriate for clinicians with introductory levels of experience and knowledge.

Registration Fees and Policies

BY October 25, 2021:

Professional Members and Scholar Members: $45
Non-members: $60
Early-Career Professional Members: $35
Graduate Student Members: Free.

AFTER October 25, 2021:
Professional Members and Scholar Members: $60
Non-members: $75
Early-Career Professional Members: $50.
Graduate Student Members: Free

Registration will close on October 29, 2021.


October 30
8:30 am - 12:15 pm
$35 – $75
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