Boundaries in Mental Health Treatment
Author: Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
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Course Created: 2010
Practice Level: Intermediate
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Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D.
Heidi Dalzell, Psy.D. is a psychologist in private practice specializing in eating disorders, as well as dual addictions, trauma, domestic violence and depression. She conducts individual and couples therapy with adolescent and adult clients. In addition to authoring numerous mental health courses she frequently blogs and writes newspaper articles about mental health topics.
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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.
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.
- 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
- 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.