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Ethics in Clinical Practice: Dual Relationships and Boundary Crossing

Course #: 06-802

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CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CE Course Description

In order to maintain ethical standards, behavioral health clinicians must be aware of the complexities of dual relationships and boundary crossings.  This brief, intermediate level continuing education, developed using information from the International Journal of Psychology and Counseling, summarizes literature pertaining to dual relationships and boundary issues, the therapeutic impact of these issues, and strategies to address them.  In addition, boundary crossings are discussed in the context of ethical decision making.

CE Course Objectives

1. Summarize literature pertaining to boundary crossings and dual relationships.

2. Differentiate between boundary crossings, boundary violations, and sexual misconduct.

3. Identify how boundary and dual relationship issues may impact the client, the practitioner, and the therapeutic relationship.

4. Describe the power differential that occurs in the client/clinician relationship.

5. Discuss boundary crossings in the context of ethical decision making.

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