By the end of the course, the Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist, Social Worker or Psychologist will be able to:
-Name one rationalization 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 client and therapists.
-Name one key factor that adds to the power imbalance between client and therapists.
-Name two hurdles that remain after the client leaves the abusive relationship.
-Name 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.
-Name the six categories listed in Schoener's typology of abuse.
-Explain primary hallmarks of boundary failures in the borderline client.
-Name two definitions of manipulation.
-Explain what does the NASW Code state. The AAMFT, NBCC, and
APA prohibit sexual relationship with former ’s for a period of two years.
-Explain what behavior on the part of clients put therapists in a position of power and yet impedes the therapist in his or her task of assisting clients to transcend their limited notions of themselves.
-Explain what client probably expecting and why, when they enter your office and demands that you accommodate every one of his or her detailed requests before he or she will agree to work with you.
-Explain 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