Professional Ethics and Privacy - (Simultaneous Translation)
Chairman: Chiara De Marino (Brasil-Italia)
Professional Ethics, from the "Hippocratic Oath" and the "Code of Ethics of Group Psychotherapists" (Moreno, 1957) onwards, stimulate a dynamic reflection on the two concepts - complementary and interconnected - of Ethics and Privacy. However, with the fast changes of which we are all participants and/or objects, and within different cultural contexts, the two terms are in turn subject to different types of reading and adaptation. A reflection should - for example - be focused on the respect of Privacy in the therapeutic group, on possible breaches of the pact; as well as on the transformation of the term Ethics from Moreno onwards.
"Moreno's ethics is dedicated to the transformation of man, providing him with the elements to oppose robotization, intellectual routine, disaffection and destructiveness". Moreno himself, however, moving from a conception of Ethics as a "practice of freedom", later went on to delimit more defined boundaries.
Privacy, secrecy, seal, "liquid" information (internet, social media, etc.): a reflection on these terms is necessary, as well as on the concept of Ethics, in its evolution with the history of the group and society. Any psychotherapeutic work cannot do without the social: being a clinical act, an act of health production, it is a public, and therefore political, act.
The two terms Privacy and Ethics must therefore be updated according to the evolution of the Society and of globalization, bringing forth the work of redefining the objectives and the respective limits, as already several organizations operating in the field of Psychodrama (IAGP, FEPTO, Argentine Psychodramatic Schools, etc.) have been doing for a long time.
Mona Rakhawy (Egypt) - Judith Teszary (Sweden) - Isil Bulut (Turkey) - Arsaluys Kayir (Turkey) - Paula Elena Martinoia (Argentina)