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Boundaries in Mental Health Treatment

Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2010

Practice Level: Intermediate

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 To Cart" button. This will let you take the test, complete the course evaluation and receive your certificate for CE credits.

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.

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

Social Workers:

This organization, CE4Less, provider #1115, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education ACE) program. CE4Less maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/8/2018-8/8/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.


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