Ethics and Boundaries in Mental Health Treatment

Date & Time:

Wednesday, January 17
9:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Register by January 12


Virtual via Zoom

Who should attend:

Any licensed clinician/social worker.


Curriculum includes an overview of the ethical and legal issues in managing boundaries in clinical work. It includes a lecture on common boundary challenges and the complexities involved. Participants will discuss ethical scenarios to enhance growth and development of ethical decision making around professional boundaries with the goal of helping clinicians maintain ethical/legal standards.

Upon completion of the workshop, participants will:

  1. Gain updated knowledge of the topic of professional boundaries.
  2. Understand the implication of this knowledge for clinical work.
  3. Understand the current ethical and legal issues in counseling.
  4. Explore their own personal boundaries and how they may impact their clinical work.
  5. Discuss strategies to deal with potential boundary crossings and ethical violations in their clinical work.
  6. Integrate sound legal and ethical decisions into clinical practice.

Cost: Free

Continuing Education Units:


About the Presenter:

Paula J. Britton, Ph.D. 

Paula J. Britton, Ph.D. is professor Emeritus at the Clinical Mental Health program at John Carroll University, where she worked for 29 years as the Practicum/Internship Coordinator.  She currently provides training in clinical supervision for clinicians seeking and maintaining their supervision endorsement. She is a licensed psychologist and a PCC_S, with over 30 years of diverse clinical experience including being an administrator and supervisor in a family service agency, and a project director of a large research grant. She maintains a small private practice. She has given over 100 local, state, and national professional presentations, and workshops in the areas of supervision and ethics, as well as the author of numerous publications.

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