Ethical Boundaries in Balancing the Power Dynamic in the Therapeutic Relationship (Abbreviated 3)
5 CEUs Ethics & Boundaries: the Power Dynamic in the Therapeutic Relationship

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes
Social Worker CEUs, Counselor CEUs, Psychologist CEs, MFT CEUs

By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Explain one rationalization that some have about abuse of the personal contact boundary with clients
-Explain some biases against the validity of the topic of the Sexual abuse of Power between clients and therapists
-Explain a key factor that adds to the power imbalance between clients and therapists
-Explain two hurdles that remain after the client leaves the abusive relationship
-Explain four characteristics that separate the normal power imbalance in a therapeutic relationship from an unethical power imbalance
-Explain four warning signs that a client may be vulnerable to an abusive balance of power
-Explain the six categories listed in Schoener's typology of abuse
-Explain the primary hallmarks of boundary failures in the borderline client
-Explain two definitions of manipulation
-Explain what the NASW Code states about prohibiton of a sexual relationship with former client
-Explain what potential clients are warned about concerning boundaries and the power dynamic in consumer information
-Explain Otto Fenichel’s definition of transference
-Explain, according to the EEOC, who else can be included in a sexual harassment lawsuit besides the person harassed


"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."

CEU Continuing Education for
Psychologist CEUs, Social Worker CEUs, Counselor CEUs, MFT CEUs