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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 Answer Booklet link found at the end of Section 1 to answer question 1. Read Section 2. Answer question 2 and so on.

Step #2 - FREE Unlimited Scoring! After completing and scoring the Answer Booklet a Certificate granting 5 CE credits is issued to you. The Answer Booklet gives you FREE scoring and unlimited trials.
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, Effectively Setting Boundaries with 'Tempo' 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
--Strategy for Setting Boundaries Effectively with Clients
Section 2 & Question 2
--The 'Boundaries Therapy Challenge'
Section 3 & Question 3
--Gender Boundary - 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
--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
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Course of Articles:

Section 9 & Question 9
--Setting the Boundary Between Empowerment and Enabling
Section 10 & Question 10
--Ethical Boundary Challenges Facing Therapists in a Small Town
Section 11 & Question 11
--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 12 & Question 12
--Ethically Setting Boundaries with Victims of Domestic Violence
Section 13 & Question 13
--Why Couples are Difficult
Section 14 & Question 14
--A Summary of Rules of Engagement

-- Answer Booklet --

--Bibliography/Authors/Instructors

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


Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes here
CA: Course Details in compliance with CAMFT Guidelines here.
NJ: This course is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards - ASWB NJ CE Course Approval Program Provider #44 Course #1138 from 12/16/2016 to 12/16/2018. Social workers will receive the following type and number of credit(s): Ethics 5
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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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