102022: Drawing Boundaries and Do the Right Thing

About the Course:

This course addresses the dilemmas that can occur when boundaries are individualized based upon individual therapists personalized principles and techniques. The course material covers topics ranging from serving patient’s therapeutic interest, why touch is controversial, how boundary shifts can negatively affect the therapeutic relationship and the risk and benefits of technology in professional practice.

Please Note This course contains two articles which are referenced in the exam.

Journal/Publisher:

Psychology Today/Counseling Today

Publication Date:

1999/2011

Author

Deborah Lott/Lynne Shallcross

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, psychologists, counselors, social workers, and others who seek knowledge about issues related to maintaining boundaries in a therapeutic relationship. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Discuss why boundaries are a crucial element in patient-therapist interactions.

  2. Discuss the goal of therapy as an interaction that is potentially beneficial to the client.

  3. Discuss why touch and physical contact may be the most controversial boundary in the therapeutic relationship.

  4. Discuss how boundary shifts can negatively affect the therapeutic relationship.

  5. Discuss the risks and benefits of technology in professional practice.

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