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
- 27 Jun 20221 day, 9:30 AM BST - 4:30 PM BST
- 19 Oct 20221 day, 9:30 AM BST - 4:30 PM BST
This is our flagship course, which has been taken by people in a wide range of professions, and which is commissioned by health services, churches, mental health groups, higher education institutions, corporate groups and others. The course consistently gets very high marks from those attending, 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.
- Pre-course reading
- Knowledge sharing
- Evidence from research
- The role of values
- Film and TV Clips
- Group discussion
- Working in pairs
- Baord 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.
- Boundary Theory
- Definitions and Core Principles
- Power & Vulnerability
- Practitioner Self-disclosure
- Use of Physical Touch
- 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.