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And We Shall Be Changed: Radical Ethics for the Humanistic Disciplines

Ended Jun 30, 2023

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Full course description

Thursday, June 22, 2023 | 5:00-6:30PM (PT) | 8:00-9:30PM (ET) | Hybrid Lecture

Eligible for 1.5 CEs for Psychologists, LMHCs, and Social Workers. 


Student Center Room 160 at Seattle University, 1000 E James Way, Seattle, WA, 98122 and online via Zoom


This event is free to the public. Please use the promotional code ORANGE23 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 (this includes online and in-person participation). 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.


Many of us are familiar with Aristotle’s virtue ethics from our student years. We can call up moderation, the golden mean, even practical wisdom (phronesis) and friendship. Nevertheless, a quick tour of the Nicomachean Ethics, as well as an unjustifiably brief visit to Kant and the utilitarians, will prepare us to see what is old and what is new in the radical ethics of Emmanuel Levinas and Knud Ejler Løgstrup. The priority of the other, not only in time but in importance, places the concern with self and self-actualization far into the background. No longer must we concern ourselves, with Kierkegaard, with our own purity of heart. Holiness does not belong to me, but occurs in responsiveness to the other’s suffering.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define virtue ethics
  2. Identify two examples of virtue ethics
  3. Explain the principal differences between virtue ethics and radical ethics
  4. Explain how interdisciplinary study changes the clinician

Timeline and Requirements:

The course will take place on Thursday, June 22, 2023.  This lecture is presenter-led and is a hybrid experience. This will be conducted synchronously online via Zoom and in person at Seattle University as part of the Cura Psychologia Project from 5:00-6:30PM (PT). 

CE Sponsorship: 

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. 

The Lynch School of Education and Human Development is providing sponsorship for CEUs for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC). Participants will be eligible to receive 1.5 CE units. These credits are accepted by the Massachusetts Board of Registration for Licensed Mental Health Counselors (Category I contact hours in Content Area I).

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 D91825.

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 June 22 at 5PM (PT). Refunds will be granted only up to the time of the lecture. 

This lecture is made possible through the support of Grant 62632 from the John Templeton Foundation. The opinions expressed by these presenters do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.

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