By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-- Explain four values that constitute the philosophical bases of the therapeutic relationship that present boundary challenges.
-- Explain the six stages in attitude formation from past experiences.
-- Explain the three steps in Robinson’s ethics assessment technique.
-- Explain the four factors which enable your ability to be comfortable with yourself.
-- Explain the five areas that reflect the conflict between growth and security.
-- Explain one good exercise to increase your self-awareness of your values system.
-- Explain two aspects of tempo in setting boundaries.
-- Explain one method to develop awareness of your nonverbal communication.
-- Explain one good method to assess if your touching of clients violates an ethical boundary.
-- Explain the boundary of acceptance.
-- Explain the difference between accepting a client and judging a client.
-- Explain how enabling differs from empowering.
-- Explain the three techniques for setting boundaries.
-- Explain one area that the NASW, AAMFT, NBCC, and APA Codes of Ethics agree upon regarding the setting of clear and ethical boundaries with clients.
-- Explain two consequences therapists have to consider when reporting domestic violence.
"The instructional level of this course is introductory, intermediate, or advanced depending on the learners clinical area of expertise."