Introduction to Professional Boundaries

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.

Live online events

  • 11 Apr 2024
    1 day, 9:30 AM BST - 4:30 PM BST
    Online
    • PD hours: 6
    • £390.00 incl. VAT
  • 25 Jun 2024
    1 day, 9:30 AM BST - 4:30 PM BST
    Online
    • PD hours: 6
    • £390.00 incl. VAT
  • 10 Sep 2024
    1 day, 9:30 AM BST - 4:30 PM BST
    Online
    • PD hours: 6
    • £390.00 incl. VAT
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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

Our flagship course, taken by people in a wide range of professions, and which can be commissioned by health services, churches, mental health groups, higher education institutions, corporate groups and others. The course consistently gets fantastic feedback from attendees, who frequently report it as being highly influential in informing their practice.

The course covers the fundamentals of boundary theory and practice, introducing participants to the core knowledge from experience, research and literature and helping them to develop and enhance practice.

When The Course Is Helpful

The course is suitable for people in a range of professional settings, including medicine, psychotherapy, counselling, nursing, ministry, social work, support work, youth work. It is for those new to professional boundaries or needing a refresher.

Please note, this course is not suitable if you are dealing with a particular issue or complaint about boundaries or other conduct related matters; please review the other courses here to locate the courses most relevant for your situation.  Please contact the office if you would like to discuss options.

Learning Methods

  • Pre-course reading
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Evidence from research
  • The role of values
  • Risks
  • Poetry
  • Film and TV Clips
  • Group discussion
  • Working in pairs
  • Board game, online version

Goals & Intended Outcomes

  • Increased understanding of the theory and dynamics of professional boundaries.
  • Begun to have developed new approaches to own boundaries.
  • Improved understanding of the potential effects of unclear boundaries.

 

There is space for consideration of how the core understandings apply to the participants own circumstances and occupational role, along with a chance to decide on any actions needed arising from the session.

The Professional Boundaries Game® is our proprietary board game, developed over many years of delivering training on boundaries. It includes a set of scenarios which prompt discussion around core boundary topics and helps bring together learning from the rest of the session. It is available to purchase under licence – further information on this page.

Indicative Content

  • Boundary Theory
  • Purpose
  • Definitions and Core Principles
  • Power & Vulnerability
  • Practitioner Self-disclosure
  • Use of Physical Touch
  • Attraction
  • Dual Relationships

 

The Professional Boundaries Game® is our proprietary board game, developed over many years of delivering training on boundaries. It includes a set of scenarios which prompt discussion around core boundary topics and helps bring together learning from the rest of the session. It is available to purchase under licence – please contact the office if you would like to discuss this.

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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