Introduction to Professional Boundaries - London

  • 43 Renfrew Rd London, SE11 4NA United Kingdom

This one day course is for those new to professional boundaries or needing a refresher. The course includes introductions to boundary theory, skills in establishing and maintaining boundaries and is underpinned by the development of a personal boundaries plan.

What people say about the course

An absolutely brilliant course – one which I would now highly recommend to ALL my medical colleagues as it opened my eyes to how many daily clinical encounters involve delicate handling of the boundaries without necessarily being aware of this.
The material was interesting, challenging and thought-provoking.
This was a thoroughly enjoyable day that will last with me for a long time.
I was quite relaxed even blasé about it until this course highlighted the pitfalls and I will be amending my Facebook account when I get home! I felt it was run in a friendly and relaxed way and I felt the trainer was well informed and fluid in his cascade of information.
All issues discussed today were of paramount importance. It was helpful to gain refresher review of these issues and to share and learn new ways of resolving these issues as they come up in my therapy sessions with clients.

Differences between personal and professional relationships 
Small group brainstorm exercise.  Allows participants to begin thinking about some of the key features that distinguish relationships with their clients from non-professional relationships.

Professional Boundaries, Boundary Crossings and Boundary Violations
Information giving session focusing on what boundaries are and why they are important. Looking at different ways in which boundaries crossings can be initiated, examples of ways in which crossings can occur together with ways of dealing with these situations. An examination into how crossings can escalate to become violations if they are not properly addressed. Definition of professional boundary violations; latest writing on boundaries; aspects of ‘helping relationships’ that affect abuse; common characteristics of professional boundary violations.

The Professional Boundaries Board Game
Exercise examining the grey areas of boundary crossings.  Participants work in small groups with a variety of vignettes concerning scenarios that may constitute appropriate professional behaviour, boundary crossings or boundary violations.  Groups discuss where each vignette should be placed on the spectrum of behaviour.

Power Differentials  - A consideration of how professional power is constructed and used.

Self-disclosure - Uses of self-disclosure and how to draw a line - and a film clip illustrating key points.

£190 standard cost (for those in work or institutional payers), £120 reduced cost (for people on low incomes).

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