Total CE Credit Hours: 9
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/103095
About the Course:
This book offers a frank analysis of a range of boundary issues that human-service practitioners may confront. The ethics of intimate relationships with clients and former clients is addressed, as well as the healthy parameters of practitioners’ self-disclosure, the giving and receiving of gifts and favors, and the unavoidable and unanticipated circumstances of social encounters and geographical proximity. With case studies addressing challenges in the mental health field, school contexts, child welfare, addiction programs, home health care, elder services, and prison, rural, and military settings, Dr. Reamer offers effective, practical risk-management models that prevent problems and help balance dual relationships Since the publication of the previous edition of Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services in 2012, digital technology has transformed how human-service professionals deliver services to clients. This third edition brings the book up to date, adding discussion of the ways in which practitioners’ online communications and technology-based relationships with clients can violate ethical standards and providing practical advice for how to resolve boundary issues. This course covers the first 3 chapters of the book, including chapters on dual relationships and key concepts, intimate relationships, and emotional and dependency needs.
This course is based on the book, Part 1 – Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services created by Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D. in 2020.
Publication Date:3rd Edition Nov 2020
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Define dual relationships and describe how boundary issues can occur within the context of them.
- Identify the steps to ethical decision-making.
- Discuss general boundary issues as they relate to intimate relationships, including risk-management strategies related to sexual misconduct.
- Define therapeutic touch and list two guidelines as they relate to physical touch.
- List four characteristics observed in impaired professionals.
- Summarize two boundary concerns as they relate to electronic communication.
- Give an example of judicious self-disclosure.
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