This activity is approved for 2.25 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: What is a Professional Boundary? A. What is a Professional Boundary? B. Test Yourself C. Social Relationships D. Professional Relationships E. Boundary Crossings F. Boundary Violations G. Flexible Boundaries H. Meet Katie I. Section Summary Section 3: Dual Relationships A. The Role of Staff B. Contexts of Dual Relationships C. Differentiating Dual Relationships D. Rethinking the “Slippery Slope” E. Risks Associated with Dual Relationships F. Potential Consequences for Paraprofessionals and Other Staff Members G. Sexual Dual Relationships H. Sexual Exploitation I. Situations that Don’t Constitute Harmful Dual Relationships J. The Don’ts of Dual Relationships K. Test Yourself! L. Importance of Self-Care M. Managing Dual Relationships N. Let’s Practice! O. Section Summary Section 4: Common Boundary Situations A. Common Boundary Situations B. Boundaries with Unavoidable Encounters C. Boundaries with Transference D. A Note of Caution E. Boundaries with Physical Contact F. Boundaries with Self-Disclosure G. More on Self-Disclosure H. Boundaries with Scheduling and Location of Services I. Boundaries with Social Media J. Let’s Practice! K. Boundaries with Gifts and Services L. Acceptable Responses M. Declining Gifts N. Boundaries with Language O. Using People-First Language P. Boundaries with Finances Q. Danger Signals R. Do Any of These Situations Sound Familiar? S. Self-Assessment T. Let’s Practice! U. Section Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations
Dr. Kevin Fawcett is a clinical psychologist in San Diego, CA. Dr. Fawcett runs a private practice where he provides therapeutic services for individual adolescents and adults, couples, as well as families. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU), teaching courses on the psychology of personal development. He received his Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, San Diego (2009). His clinical training involved work at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families at Children’s Hospital San Diego and the Clinical Services program at Catholic Charities, San Diego. He later completed his post-doctoral training working with college students in the Wellness Center at PLNU. Disclosure: Kevin Fawcett, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.