Maintaining Professional Boundaries

If you are facing an allegation around professional boundaries that has any element of sexualised behaviour our three-day course provides a space for reflection, for expanding insight and for ensuring that restorative plans commensurate with the issues of concern are put in place.

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  • 10 Jul 2024 - 12 Jul 2024
    3 days, 9:00 AM BST - 6:30 PM BST
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    • PD hours: 22
    • £1,800.00 incl. VAT
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  • 03 Sep 2024 - 05 Sep 2024
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    • PD hours: 22
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IS THIS THE RIGHT COURSE?

If you’re not sure about which course is the right one for you we have provided a guide to help you here.

Description

If you are facing an allegation around professional conduct our courses provide a space for reflection, for expanding insight and for ensuring that restorative plans commensurate with the issues of concern are put in place. 

The course is a three-day small-group programme. There are a series of sessions aimed at opening up a space for increased insight, for reflection and for ensuring that restorative/remedial actions are put in place. Our aim is to help you to find the heart of the matter, to distinguish how the allegations have arisen and to put in place plans to avoid similar issues arising in the future. There is some element of information sharing and improving understanding of key features of conduct issues. 

A big focus of the course is the interaction between the course facilitator and each individual. These conversations open a space for insight. They can be challenging, they can involve some vulnerability and they are always in line with our core values of respect and wellbeing. Each participant has a substantial amount of time to discuss what brings them to the course and the training is designed so that people can benefit from all the conversations, even where it is not directly focused on them.  

Each person is supported to increase their awareness and to take responsibility where appropriate and leaves with a structured restoration plan. 

Goals & Intended Outcomes

  • To increase responsibility and awareness of professional boundaries
  • To learn techniques for establishing and maintaining boundaries
  • To increase awareness of vulnerabilities and risk factors
  • To put in place a Personal Development & Restoration plan
  • To improve understanding of personal history and antecedents to problems
  • To increase understanding of the effects of boundary transgressions on others
  • To consider needs for further professional assistance and personal development

 

 

Is this the right course?

If you're not sure about which course is the right one for you we have provided a guide to help you here.

Indicative Content

  • Attitudes towards power and authority
  • Belief and its functions
  • Blind spots
  • Cognitive distortions
  • Counter-dependent ways of being
  • Difference between personal and professional boundaries
  • Distinction between context and cause
  • Dynamics of risk
  • Dynamics of interpersonal attraction and intimacy
  • Dual relationships
  • Impact and consequences
  • Uses and misuses of physical touch
  • New ways of relating and being
  • New ways of communicating
  • Notion of responsibility
  • Power differentials
  • Practitioner self-disclosure
  • Relationship with vulnerability
  • Three stages of moving on
  • Commitment
  • Insight
  • Acknowledgements 

Learning Methods

  • Pre-course reading
  • Conversations with the trainer
  • Evidence from research
  • Film and TV Clips
  • Group discussion
  • Working in pairs
  • Acted Scenarios
  • Presentations
  • Playing The Professional Boundaries Game®
  • Creating a Personal Development Plan

When The Course Is Helpful

The course is for professionals who have a need to look at professional boundaries where there is any concern around sexualised behaviour, alleged or proven. This includes verbal comments/sexualised banter, use of touch, inappropriate relationships or allegations of harassment. 

The course is for those in roles working with people, including medicine, nursing, social work, ministry, education, psychotherapy, counselling, criminal justice, corporate, legal and political settings.

It is helpful where there are concerns, allegations or findings – it is important to understand that the course has been helpful to people who face allegations, including where allegations are contested.

  • Inappropriate emotional or sexualised relationships with colleagues
  • Sexualised relationships with patients
  • Inappropriate use of touch
  • Sexual harassment
  • Sexualised or inappropriate language

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FAQ

On each course page you will find a link to register. Click through and you can pay by bank card and register immediately. As payment is made the course place is booked. You will receive a confirmation email with course details and joining instructions, along with a receipt. With the exception of our Introduction to Professional Boundaries course, the confirmation email will ask you to submit some confidential information which will be shared with the course facilitator giving them an understanding of the circumstances that bring you to us so that they can fully support you during the course. For some courses there is some pre-course reading and preparation to do.

We provide Certificates of Completion for all our courses. Some courses have been formally accredited by CPD Standards, which is an internationally recognised accrediting agency and for these a CPD Certificate is issued.  Accreditation is presently being sought for all courses.

Whilst we do not have standard discounts, if financing a course is an issue payments can be split over 2 – 4 months. There are some charitable agencies that provide support to some disciplines – please contact us if you wish to know more. Occasionally, if there is low take-up on a course, we can offer reduced cost places at one weeks’ notice – if this is of interest please contact us to discuss our  terms.

All Participants are offered a discount if they book additional training within 30 days of course completion [T&C’s apply]

 

The courses are designed to help with developing insight, reflecting and establishing a plan for remediation/restoration. Openness and engagement are required to get the most from participation. If you have concerns about disclosure we are happy to discuss this with you and would also suggest you discuss this with your representatives.

 

Our one-day courses provide limited time for sharing the context for participation, and individual work. The three-day courses are an intensive space which centres on the possibility of insight, reflection and remediation. Each attendee leaves with a substantive development plan, in line with the issues of concern.  The overall intention is to create a space for insight. The 3-day courses involve individualised conversations, which may be challenging and often involve some vulnerability. They explore ways of being, ways of thinking, attitudes towards vulnerability and authority, power differential, and more. Numbers are limited to 5 which allows the space needed to thoroughly explore the individual’s personal situation.

 

We strongly encourage taking courses at an early stage. This allows time to implement learnings and, as with our 3-day courses, the Development & Restoration Plan and for your actions to show results in a timely way.  

Our Courses

If you are facing an allegation around professional boundaries our three-day course provides a space for reflection, for expanding insight and for ensuring that restorative plans commensurate with the issues of concern are put in place. LEARN MORE & BOOK ONLINE
If you are facing an allegation around probity or ethics our three-day course provides a space for reflection, for expanding insight and for ensuring that restorative plans commensurate with the issues of concern are put in place. LEARN MORE & BOOK ONLINE
If you are facing an allegation around interactions with colleagues our three-day course provides a space for reflection, for expanding insight and for ensuring that restorative plans commensurate with the issues of concern are put in place. LEARN MORE & BOOK ONLINE
A thorough grounding in the principles of professional boundaries, the fundamental theoretical basis and a deep exploration of the key elements. Only for people facing significant issues or concerns about any aspect of professional boundaries, including where there is a complaint or investigation. LEARN MORE & BOOK ONLINE
An in-depth look at probity, ethics, values, honesty, the risk matrix and the potential role of vulnerability and counter-dependence. The course helps you to deepen insight around the contexts for behaviours of concern and introduces a framework for this understanding. LEARN MORE & BOOK ONLINE
For anyone who has completed one of our three-day course this 1-day session helps you to maintain professionalism, through a reflective and challenging space, with a small group of peers. It can be taken multiple times as part of a longer-term programme. This is an opportunity to review your PDP, make any course corrections needed, review commitments and check your current situation against the domains of professionalism. LEARN MORE & BOOK ONLINE
This course helps you to identify your core personal and professional values and how they relate to the difficulties you are facing. It is an interactive learning session which each participant leaves with clarity about your authentic core personal and professional values and an action plan for aligning them. LEARN MORE & BOOK ONLINE
If problems in communication have been an aspect of the problem you are facing, this course can be a part of the process of developing insight and demonstrating remediation. LEARN MORE & BOOK ONLINE
This 1-day course is for you if you want to increase awareness, knowledge and skills around professional boundaries. Run bi-monthly as an open session and available for commission to be run for your organisation. LEARN MORE & BOOK ONLINE
If you are facing an allegation around professional boundaries our three-day course provides a space for reflection, for expanding insight and for ensuring that restorative plans commensurate with the issues of concern are put in place. LEARN MORE & BOOK ONLINE

Our coaching programmes are there to help you achieve your goals. These can be actions you agreed during a three-day course or new objectives that have come up. The coaching can be used during a period of suspension, in the run up to a hearing or as ongoing part of a restoration and maintenance plan.

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If you are facing an allegation around professional boundaries our three-day course provides a space for reflection, for expanding insight and for ensuring that restorative plans commensurate with the issues of concern are put in place.

LEARN MORE & BOOK ONLINE