This is our flagship course, which has been taken by people in a wide range of professions, and which is regularly commissioned, by health services, churches, mental health groups, higher education institutions 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, from research and the literature and helping them to develop and enhance practice.

Who Is The Course For?

The course is suitable for people in a range of professional settings, including medicine, therapy, nursing, ministry, social work, support work, youth work. It is for those new to professional boundaries or needing a refresher. If you are dealing with a particular issue about boundaries, including a complaint or performance issue please book for the ‘Professional Boundaries In Practice’ course. Please contact the office if you would like to discuss options.

Learning Methods Include

  • Pre-course reading
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Evidence from research
  • The role of values
  • Risks
  • Poetry
  • Film and TV Clips
  • Group discussion
  • Working in pairs
  • Playing The Professionalism Game®.

Content Includes

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

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 Professionalism 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.

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.

Booking Process & Fee

The price for the course is £250 +VAT (£300) and a place is secured when payment is made.  All bookings are made in agreement with our [terms and conditions]. Payment is by bank transfer and places can be held for 5 days to enable payments to be made.

What Our Clients Say...

This work has been good value for money and it has been good to be in such open and constructive dialogue. I, and the URC, recommend the Clinic without reservation.

Revd Elizabeth Gray-King | United Reformed Church

Upcoming Courses

Introduction to Professional Boundaries – 10 Jan 2019


Introduction to Professional Boundaries – 7 March 2019


Introduction to Professional Boundaries – 9 May 2019