Upcoming Courses

Introduction to Professional Boundaries – 7 December 2020


Please note, all our fixed-date courses are now being run live online. Commissioned days are also being delivered online.


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, research and 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.

Please note, this course is not suitable if you are dealing with a particular issue or complaint about boundaries or other conduct related matters; the most helpful courses in these circumstances are the three-day ones.  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.

Timings

09:00 for 09:30 – circa 16:30

Booking Process & Fee

COST: £325 +VAT [£390].  Places are 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...

Participants commented on the professional presentation of difficult subjects and how inclusive and containing the presenter was. The session helped counsellors to widen their viewpoints on boundary issues and raised many questions and much fruitful discussion. The day was very valuable.

Mike Keating | Gloucestershire Counselling Services

Upcoming Courses

Introduction to Professional Boundaries – 7 December 2020


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