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Boundaries in Mental Health Treatment

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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No book to buy Duration: 2 hours
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Course Summary

It is important for practitioners to be aware of issues related to boundaries. This continuing education ethics course will deal with the importance of a strong therapeutic frame, as well as common pitfalls the practitioner can experience.

Course Format

This course contains downloadable online lessons (PDF or Word) and a practice test. When you're ready, purchase the course by clicking the "Add this Course Now" button above; this will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CEU credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Defining Boundaries
  • Why Do Boundary Violations/Crossings Occur?
  • Multiple or Non-Sexual Dual Relationships
  • Sexual Relationships
  • Consequences to the Patient of Boundary Violations
  • Prevention of Boundary Crossings and Violations

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss what often leads to boundary breaches.
  • Describe the most frequently made allegations of ethics violations.
  • Give examples of multiple relationships.
  • Describe important areas to consider regarding boundaries.


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