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Digital Recordings

The Dance with Boundaries: Understanding the Top Ethical Challenges in Clinical Practice


Average Rating:
   5
Speaker:
Latasha Matthews, MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC
Duration:
2 Hours 57 Minutes
Copyright:
Mar 13, 2022
Product Code:
NOS096235
Media Type:
Digital Recordings


Description

Navigating boundaries is one of the biggest and most common challenges you’ll face as a clinician. Since every client is different, communicating and interacting one way may constitute a boundary crossing for one client but not another. Maintaining boundaries requires adaptability and vigilance. And yes, sometimes not maintaining proper boundaries puts our work—even our professional survival—at risk. It’s enough to make even the most confident clinician sweat. So when it comes to setting and establishing healthy boundaries, where do we begin? In this recording, you’ll learn about the most common boundary pitfalls and how to deal with them.  You’ll also learn:

  • An ethical decision-making model for avoiding boundary violations
  • The role that culture plays in setting and expressing ethical boundaries
  • An ethical approach to doing teletherapy that ensures your safety as well as your clients’
  • How to communicate clear guidelines from the very first session that address the likelihood of a dual relationship and how you plan to navigate it

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Latasha Matthews MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC, specializes in private practice development and counselor development. She is the author of The Dumping Ground: A Guide to Gaining Powerful Skills to Set Life-Changing Boundaries. In addition, Ms. Matthews is an adjunct professor at Shorter University, Atlanta, and the owner of Illumination Counseling and Coaching, LLC. She is the co-founder of Pieces that Fit, Inc. a 501(3)(c) organization that provides support for cultural diversity, mental health, academic success, and life skills.

With over 20 years of experience in the human services field, Ms. Matthews has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion that she loves to share with the world. She develops and conducts several workshops and educates counselors across the nation. She provides consultation, mentorship, and internships to clinicians as often as she can. She serves as a committee member on the board for certified professional counselor supervisors from the State of Georgia.

Ms. Matthews earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources from the University of Akron and her MA in Professional Counseling and Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. Her professional memberships include: the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, and Chi Sigma Iota.

 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Latasha Matthews is the owner and director of Illumination Counseling and Coaching, LLC. She is an adjunct professor at Shorter University and Messiah College. Ms. Matthews receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Latasha Matthews is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education (AABHE), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Association of Marriage and Family therapists (AAMFT), and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA).


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Objectives

  1. Determine how the Codes of Ethics applies to boundary setting in private practice/clinical practice.
  2. Analyze ethical dilemmas clinicians face surrounding boundary setting with respect to utilizing technology with clients in clinical practice.
  3. Catalogue best practices for avoiding boundary issues related to self-referral policies and procedures.
  4. Utilize ethical practices to ensure client safety, maintain confidentiality and obtain informed consent when utilizing telemental health services.
  5. Assess the ethical challenges that technology poses in a clinical setting.
  6. Develop clear ethical guidelines to address the potential for a dual relationship with a client in a clinical setting.

Outline

  • SETTING THE STAGE FOR BEST PRACTICES
    • Having a Code of Ethics to Follow
    • Boundary Contexts and Why They Matter
    • Setting up a Peer Group to Seek Counsel for Ethical Dilemmas
    • The “Always Do No Harm to Your Clients” Rule
       
  • TOP BOUNDARY CHALLENGES AND ETHICAL TRAPS
    • Self-Disclosure – A Slippery Slope
    • Giving & Receiving Gifts
    • Physical Contact & Proximity in Session
    • Language Usage in Session
    • Contact Outside of Sessions
    • Minors & Parents
    • Handling Clients Who Lack Boundary Skills
       
  • TECHNOLOGY AND BOUNDARIES
    • Social Media – How to Avoid Ethical Issues
    • Email, Texting & Phone Call Boundary Challenges
    • Telehealth and the Impact on Boundaries
       
  • PRIVATE PRACTICE ETHICAL IMPLICATIONS & GRAY AREAS
    • Impact of Isolation on Boundaries
    • Why Private Practice Heightens All Boundary Concerns
    • Policies & Procedures that Can Reduce Ethical Boundary Issues
       
  • DUAL RELATIONSHIPS (FRIENDS, FAMILY, STUDENTS, EMPLOYEES, BUSINESS, ACQUAINTANCE)
    • Developing a Strategy for Dual Relationships
    • Evaluate Your Ability to Handle the Dual Relationship at Hand
    • Creating a Proper Treatment Plan that Assists with Boundary Concerns
    • Top Mistakes Clinicians Make Regarding Dual Relationships
       
  • FINANCIAL & BUSINESS – NAVIGATING BOUNDARY ISSUES
    • Self-Referral Policies & Procedures
    • Collection Process for Nonpayment of fees
    • Fee Establishing & Transparency Guidelines
    • Sliding Scales & Bartering
    • Confidentiality & Privacy Concerns

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals

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