Therapeutic Boundaries

 

As a mental health clinician, you may find yourself in situations where you or the people you work with may blur the therapeutic boundary. In some cases, this “crossing of the boundary” may strengthen the therapeutic relationship and enhance treatment effectiveness. However, boundary crossing poses a serious risk, as it can also harm those individuals you aim to help. For this reason, it is crucial that mental health professionals are aware of the potential risks and danger signs. This course explains the concept of a therapeutic boundary and how it differs from a social relationship. You will learn about the ethical role of the clinician, the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations, and how to recognize potentially dangerous situations. As you master these skills, you will become more effective in maintaining an appropriate relationship between you and the individual(s) you serve. This course, which includes clinical case examples and interactive exercises to reinforce your learning, is appropriate as a review for experienced mental health clinicians as well as an introduction for less-experienced mental health clinicians or health professionals specializing in areas other than mental health (particularly nurses, social workers, addiction professionals, and certified counselors).

$19.95

Hours: 1.00
REL-HHS-0-TB

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (29 Match)

American Psychological Association

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

1.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







Relias, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias , LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

1.0 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

1.0 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.00 Ethics continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 1.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

1.0 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-R
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias LLC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 1.00 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias, LLC is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

1.0 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 1.00 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours. Content Area: C9, R1

Connecticut Certification Board

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias, LLC are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

1.0 HOURS


Relias, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Montana Board of Behavioral Health

1.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

National Academy of Certified Care Managers

1.0 HOURS



Relias,LLC is approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) as a continuing education provider, #18-502RA.

This activity approved for 1.00 CMC contact hours

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-TB
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2018
Learning Objectives:
Define the meaning of a therapeutic boundary.
Describe the role of staff and the differences between a social relationship and a therapeutic relationship.
Identify and avoid the red flags of therapeutic boundary violations.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: What Is a Therapeutic Boundary?
A. Meet Keirsten
B. Test Yourself
C. What Is a Therapeutic Boundary?
D. Social Relationship
E. Therapeutic Relationship
F. Crossing Boundaries
G. Boundary Violations
H. Flexible Boundaries
I. Remember Keirsten?
J. Let’s Practice!
K. Summary
Section 3: Role of Staff
A. Role of Staff
B. Potentially Destructive Relationships
C. Sexual Boundaries
D. Types of Sexual Boundaries
E. Sexual Exploitation
F. Boundaries with Transference
G. A Note of Caution
H. Boundaries with Dual Relationships
I. A Note on Social Media
J. Boundaries with Gifts
K. Risks Associated with Accepting Gifts
L. Acceptable Responses
M. Declining Gifts
N. Let’s Practice!
O. Boundaries with Scheduling
P. Boundaries with Location
Q. Boundaries with Language
R. People-First Language
S. Examples of Inappropriate Language Usage
T. Boundaries with Self-Disclosure
U. More on Self-Disclosure
V. Boundaries with Encounters
W. Let’s Practice!
X. Boundaries with Physical Contact
Y. Boundaries with Physical Exams
Z. Role Modeling
AA. Financial Exploitation
BB. Let’s Review
CC. Keirsten and Mark’s Roles
DD. Summary
Section 4: Danger Signals
A. Danger Signs
B. Sound Familiar?
C. Red Flags of Role Blending
D. Caution
Section 5: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. References

Instructor: Kevin Fawcett, Ph.D.
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.
Instructor: Wendy C. Krull, LCSW
Ms. Krull has over 16 years of social work practice experience. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University (2001) and received clinical training at Henrico Mental Health and Developmental Services and Resource Guidance Services in Richmond, Virginia. Ms. Krull was the Client Services Director at a domestic violence agency, providing clinical services and supervising all direct care staff. She later managed part of the Pregnancy and Adoption Services department within Catholic Charities, San Diego. Ms. Krull also has experience in clinical documentation review and audits. She currently is a technical writer/ editor at Relias Learning. Disclosure: Wendy C. Krull, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry, intermediate, and advanced level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Marriage and Family Therapists; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Nurses; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Professional Counselors; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Psychologists; entry, intermediate, and advanced level Social Workers; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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