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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 12 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 Reviewed 2023

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

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

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
Section 18 & Question 18

--Role of Promises

Section 19 & Question 19


Section 20 & Question 20
Section 21 & Question 21

--Ethical and Clinical Considerations

Course Articles:

Section 22 & Question 22
--Empowering Therapy
Section 23 & Question 23
--Rural Mental Health Care
Section 24 & Question 24
--Code of Ethics
Section 25 & Question 25
--Mental Health Therapists and Intimate Partner Violence
Section 26 & Question 26
--Couple's Therapy
Section 27 & Question 27
--Therapy Resistance
Section 28 & Question 28
--Group Therapy
Section 29 & Question 29
--Pressure in the Therapeutic Relationship

Section 30 & Question 30
--Therapist Boundary Violations

Section 31 & Question 31
--Obstacles to Healing Progress

Section 32 & Question 32
--Boundary Violation

Section 33 & Question 33
--Sexual Misconduct in the Therapeutic Relationship

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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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