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A Practical Approach to Boundaries in Psychotherapy: Making Decisions, Bypassing Blunders, and Mending Fences: Crossing Boundaries

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Nonsexual boundary crossings can enrich psychotherapy, serve the treatment plan, and strengthen the therapist-client working relationship. They can also undermine the therapy, disrupt the therapist-patient alliance, and cause harm to clients. Building on Gutheil and Gabbard’s (1993) conceptualization of boundary crossings and boundary violations, this article discusses and illustrates grounding boundary decisions in a sound approach to ethics. The authors provide 9 useful steps in deciding whether to cross a boundary, describe common cognitive errors in boundary decision-making, and offer 9 helpful steps to take when a boundary crossing has negative effects.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, A Practical Approach to Boundaries in Psychotherapy: Making Decisions, Bypassing Blunders, and Mending Fences: Crossing Boundaries created by Kenneth Pope,Ph.D., Patricia Keith-Speigel, Ph.D.

Publication Date:

2008

Course Material Author

Kenneth Pope,Ph.D., Patricia Keith-Speigel, Ph.D.

Course Creator

Dan Rebek, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This basic-to-intermediate course material is designed for Licensed Professional Counselors, Social Workers, Psychologists, Chemical Dependency Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals who are likely to gain professionally from increased knowledge in this subject area (ethics and boundary issues).

Course Objectives:

  1. Ground boundary decision making in a sound approach to ethics to minimize negative impact on the therapeutic relationship.

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Course Number 101753
  • 2 CE credit hours
  • NBCC: 1.5 CE credit hour

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available

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