Maintaining Legal and Ethical Boundaries in Mental Health Practice
Understanding the subtle and not so subtle aspects of appropriate boundaries in therapeutic relationships is an important part of providing effective mental health services.
This course is designed to meet the NYS requirements of mental health professionals to receive 3 hours of training on maintaining appropriate professional boundaries (effective 4/1/23). This course is NOT New York State specific, and can satisfy boundaries and ethics training requirements for any state.
Understanding the subtle and not so subtle aspects of appropriate boundaries in therapeutic relationships is an important part of providing effective mental health services. In this course participants will review legal and ethical requirements around boundaries and dual relationships in mental health services as well as how to understand cultural influences on boundaries and how to handle boundaries in challenging therapeutic situations. This course meets the 3 hour CE requirement for a course in Appropriate Boundaries which goes into effect April 1, 2023.
This course is designed to help participants:
- List 4 potential hazards of not maintaining ethical boundaries with clients;
- Identify two cross-cultural issues related to boundaries when working with clients from different cultural backgrounds than their own;
- Explain two ways to maintain boundaries with clients related to social media use;
- Identify appropriate boundaries in at least 4 challenging situations with clients.
Rachel Michaelsen, LCSW, is a clinical social worker who has worked in HMOs, public agencies, and private practice as both a mental-health provider and a supervisor for outpatient mental health services in schools, hospice and clinics for more than thirty years. She teaches courses in a variety of mental health topics including law and ethics for direct service providers and supervisors, diagnoses, supervision, trauma informed care, energy psychology, suicide and more. Ms. Michaelsen has a private practice in Oakland, CA and is the immediate past Chair of the Association of Energy Psychology’s Humanitarian Committee.
- $80 – Regular
- $60 – Alumni, FI, Adjunct
- $45 – VET, Student free with promo-code
Adelphi University School of Social Work is an approved provider for continuing education credits for the following:
- Social Workers
- CASAC Renewal upon approval
- APA Psychology
- NYSED Psychology
Successful completion for the award of approved continuing education credits requires attendance at the entire training/workshop and submission of a completed evaluation form.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for cancellations made seven working days or fewer before the event for any reason—or for no-shows. We can provide credit towards a future workshop up to 24 hours before the event. After that, no credit will be issued.
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