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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
--Therapeutic Boundaries
Section 2 & Question 2
--Attitude Formation
Section 3 & Question 3
--Boundaries in Psychotherapy
Section 4 & Question 4
--Therapist Comfort
Section 5 & Question 5
--Growth versus Security
Section 6 & Question 6
--Clinical Judgment
Section 7 & Question 7
--Determining Boundaries
Section 8 & Question 8

--Therapist Nonverbal Behavior
Section 9 & Question 9

--Use of Touch
Section 10 & Question 10

--Acceptance
Section 11 & Question 11

--Ethical Issues Relevant to the Assessment of Suicide Risk

Section 12 & Question 12
--The Money or the Morals

Section 13 & Question 13
--Transference-Countertransference

Section 14 & Question 14
--Conflict of Interest

Section 15 & Question 15
--Ethical Issues
Section 16 & Question 16

--Conflicts of Interest Disclosure

Section 17 & Question 17
--Advice-Giving
Section 18 & Question 18

--Role of Promises

Section 19 & Question 19

--Manipulation

Section 20 & Question 20
--Referrals
Section 21 & Question 21

--Ethical and Clinical Considerations

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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 --

--Bibliography

--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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