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Setting Clear and Ethical Boundaries with Clients

Steps to receive a Continuing Education Certificate for this Course

Step #1 - Read Section 1 then Answer Question 1. Question 1 is located at the end of Section 1. Then, click on the Test link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 and so on.

Step #2 - After completing and scoring the Test a Certificate granting 10 CE credits is issued to you.
Course Descriptions: This course mainly focuses on the area of ethics regarding boundary issues concerning both physical contact and power dynamics between the therapist and the client. It draws attention to, for example, the The 'Boundaries Therapy Challenge' and specific self-awareness content a therapist could use in his or her next session. Coordinating Instructor: Tracy Appleton, LCSW, MEd

Course Transcripts:
Section 1 & Question 1
--Ethics Dilemmas - Strategy for Setting Boundaries Effectively with      Clients
Section 2 & Question 2
--The 'Boundaries Therapy Challenge'
Section 3 & Question 3
--Gender Boundary Dilemmas- 3 Step Method for Deciding what is      Ethical
Section 4 & Question 4
--4 Factors in Rating Your Ability to be Ethically Comfortable
Section 5 & Question 5
--Ethical Dilemmas - 5 Tools for Raising Your Awareness Level
Section 6 & Question 6
--Applying Four Ground Rules for Avoiding Judgements
Section 7 & Question 7
--Effectively Setting Boundaries with 'Tempo'
Section 8 & Question 8

--Effectively Using the Body Scan Technique to Avoid Contradictory      Nonverbal Messages
Section 9 & Question 9

--Ethical Dilemma: 'Get your hands off me!' - To Touch or Not to      Touch?
Section 10 & Question 10

--Are You Blurring Acceptance with Approving?
Section 11 & Question 11

--Five-Point Evaluation for Setting Boundaries with a Suicidal Client

Section 12 & Question 12
--Ethical Dilemma: How to Reconcile your Paycheck with your      Principles

Section 13 & Question 13
--Effective Tools for Coping with Transference and Counter-      Transference

Section 14 & Question 14
--Crossing the Fine Line - Friendship vs. Partnership

Section 15 & Question 15
--Method for Making Valid Judgments when Conflicts-of-Interests      Exist
Section 16 & Question 16

--Treating a Crisis Situation with Partialization

Section 17 & Question 17
--Ethical Dilemmas: 5 Guidelines for Ethical Advice Giving
Section 18 & Question 18

--Three Implicit Promises to Avoid

Section 19 & Question 19

--3 Factors that Make Manipulation Ethical

Section 20 & Question 20
--Ethical Dilemma: 3 Key Test Questions Regarding Ethical Referrals
Section 21 & Question 21

--How to Set Constructive, Clear Boundaries Regarding Physical      Contact & Detrimental Dependence

Course Articles:

Section 22 & Question 22
--Setting the Boundary Between Empowerment and Enabling
Section 23 & Question 23
--Ethical Boundary Challenges Facing Therapists in a Small Town
Section 24 & Question 24
--This course is based on the following Codes of Ethics: NASW,      AAMFT, APA, ACA, and NBCC, History, and Evolution of Values      and Ethics in Social Work
     3 Key Legal Requirements and Considerations

Section 25 & Question 25
--Ethically Setting Boundaries with Victims of Domestic Violence
Section 26 & Question 26
--Why Couples are Difficult
Section 27 & Question 27
--A Summary of Rules of Engagement
Section 28 & Question 28
--Setting Clear, Ethical Boundaries in Group Therapy
Section 29 & Question 29
--When Therapists Hate Their Clients

-- Test --


--Addendum - Florida Psychologist Laws and Rules Ethics --Selected Readings

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes here
CA: Course Details in compliance with CAMFT Guidelines here.
NJ: Setting Clear and Ethical Boundaries with Clients (10 Hours), Course #2130, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Healthcare Training Institute as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: from 01/31/2019 to 01/31/2021. Social workers completing this course receive 10 Ethics continuing education credits.

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Instructor’s Name & Credentials: Tracy Catherine Appleton, LCSW, MEd, CE Program Administrator, Course Development Coordinator, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Masters Degree in Education. Ms. Appleton has had experience in developing, providing, and presenting adult education programs since 1979. Expertise in program content: Experience as an Outpatient Therapist and Private Practice.

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When and How Course Completion Certificates will be Awarded: Once you have passed the test with a score of 80% or higher, paid and completed evaluation; log into your User Account and your certificate is available for print or download. Your CE history is maintained in your account.

All activities within all of our courses are offered for continuing education credit.

"Course meets the qualifications for hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences."

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