Ethics: A Practical Approach to Boundaries in Psychotherapy: Making Decisions, Bypassing Blunders, and Mending Fences
This course is based on an article by Pope and Keith-Spiegel that reviews the benefits and potentials problems involved in crossing boundaries with clients. According to the abstract, “Nonsexual boundary crossings can enrich psychotherapy, serve the treatment plan and strengthen the therapist-client working relationship. They [nonsexual boundary crossings] can also undermine the therapy, disrupt the therapist-patient alliance, and cause harm to clients.”
The article makes an important distinction between boundary crossings and boundary violations. It delineates how a clinician should make decisions related to boundary issues in a sound and ethical manner. It provides a 9 step process that helps a clinician decide whether or not to cross a boundary in therapy. The article also describes in detail common cognitive errors in boundary decision-making. The article also outlines steps to take when a boundary crossing has had negative effects.
This course serves as an excellent resource for mental health professionals who require continuing education in the subject of ethics. It helps to build clinical skills in decision making within the therapeutic context as a means to earn CEUs.
Psychologists, social workers, mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists can benefit from this course and earn continuing education credits. This course may also be helpful for other practitioners, such as midwives and dieticians and nutritionists who may also need CEs in ethics and want a framework for ethical decision making with clients.
This course is appropriate for intermediate and advanced level practitioners who wish to learn more about ethics, boundaries and ethical decision making. It is also a good resource for licensed professionals who need continuing education. .
Author: Pope, K. & Keith-Spiegel, P. – Get Article Here
Learning Objectives: This course will provide a professional with detailed information about ethics and boundaries in psychotherapy. Specifically, a professional will:
· Distinguish between boundary crossings that may be therapeutic and boundary violations that cause harm to clients.
· Identify steps in making ethical boundary decisions.
· Identify specific steps to be used when a boundary crossing has negative effects.
Citation: Pope, K. & Keith-Spiegel, P. (2008). A Practical Approach to Boundaries in Psychotherapy: Making Decisions, Bypassing Blunders, and Mending Fences. This is a reprint of an article was published in Journal Of Clincial Psychology, 2008, vol. 64, #5, pages 638-652. Retrieved from: http://kspope.com/ethics/boundary.php Reviewed by TM DiDona, PhD 2018 and found to be current. For a full list of current references, please Click Here
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- The American Psychological Association (APA) Ce-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
- Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Ce-Classes.com, Provider #1142, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this course. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2020-1/5/2023 Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 Clinical continuing education clock hours.
- This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
- The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2021
- The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by nationally recognized certifying bodies, such as APA, to satisfy renewal requirements.
- California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) Provider Number OS-12-147-0221 Expires 2-2021
- The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2021.
- The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider
- Massachusetts Authorization Number: 257
- Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201 Expires 5/31/2021
- New York Social Work Board – Ce-Classes.com 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-0120.
This course is Non Interactive .