Professional Boundaries

Course Information

  • Educational Formats

  • Face-to-face Courses
  • Teleseminars
  • Online Courses
  • Skype 1-to-1 Faculty Reviews
  • Post-course Follow-up
  • Hospital/Clinic Training
  • Customized Programs
  • Topics Covered

  • Ethics
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Medical Records
  • Prescribing
  • Locations

  • Atlanta
  • Irvine
  • Sacramento
  • Chicago

UCI Accreditation

Professional Ethics, Boundaries, & Crossings in Clinical Practice

Professional Ethics, Boundaries & Problems
In Clinical Practice

Emphasizing clinical application of boundary material for safeguarding professionals and improving clinical care.

Course Topics

Meets the new 3 hr. requirement for an ethics and boundary course now required by the 491 Bd. plus allows the participant to delve into and discuss the ethical dilemmas, traps and pitfalls faced by psychotherapists and how they impact clients and one’s own career and clinical practice. Material presented will include definition of ethics, the concept of moral authority and theory, the difference between law and ethics, and an extensive discussion of drifts, boundary crossings and boundary violations. Extensive use of vignette, case studies and video scenarios reflecting real practice situations will be utilized to assist in participant learning and discussion.

This program has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors. NBCC Approval Number: SP-1099

Presented by

Stephen J. Schenthal, M.D., M.S.W.
Founder and Medical Director of Professional Boundaries, Inc.
Creator of "The Smart Boundaries™ Workshops and Seminars"
Roger B. Szuch LCSW, LMFT

Sponsored by

Professional Boundaries, Inc


Early - $125
Regular/On-site - $160

If you have any questions regarding cost, please call us at (850) 654-6939
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To improve and strengthen professional boundaries by implementing proven strategies and in turn, to protect the public, uphold the profession, and to take responsibility for actions, consequences and future professional behavior.

  1. Be introduced to the concept of ethics, a beginning exploration of the moral underpinnings found within one’s own ethical theory and principles and the possible “source” of one’s moral authority.
  2. Review the differences and relationship between ethics and law.
  3. Be able to define and differentiate between boundary crossings and boundary violations in clinical practice.
  4. Understand the relationship between one’s violation potential and the risks, vulnerabilities and accountability resources within their practice setting.
  5. Learn the warning signs of potential and actual ethical and boundary issues.
  6. Understand the professional and personal implications of boundary violations.
  7. Discuss issues of prevention and resources available to the impaired practitioner.

8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration

8:30 - 10:00 AM Ethics, moral authority & ethical theory, professional ethics & law

10:00 – 10:15 AM Break

10:15 - 12:00 noon Boundary crossings & violations

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch on your own

1:00 - 2:45 PM Boundary crossings & violations

2:45 – 3:00 PM Break

3:00 - 4:25 PM Prevention, Implications, Resources

4:25 - 4:30 PM Wrap-up, evaluations, CE certificates, adjourn

CE Certification

7 CE Credits: Roger B. Szuch Seminars

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LCSW, LMFT, LMHC #BAP-362-exp 03/31/13

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