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The Ethics of Boundaries for Helping Professionals - Live Webinar
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 Export to Your Calendar 9/25/2020
When: Friday, September 25, 2020
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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This workshop will guide participants through an in-depth presentation of the role and function of boundaries for helping professionals. The workshop will first review the guidance provided by mental health codes of ethics and by the law of the State of Ohio. Next, through a mix of small group discussion and mini-lecture, common boundary violations, boundary crossings and ethical dilemmas around boundaries will be analyzed. Once this ethical foundation has been built, participants will spend time reflecting on their own potential areas of vulnerability. Finally, each participant will develop a proactive personal plan to avoid breeching ethical guidelines. 9:00 Review of ethical codes and Ohio law 9:40 Analysis of boundary violations, boundary crossings, and ethical dilemmas 10:40 Break 10:55 Large group discussion and questions and answers 11:15 Individual reflection time: Identifying personal vulnerabilities 11:35 Sharing personal plan 11:55 Summary and Q&A 12:15 Adjourn Workshop Objectives: 1. Identify appropriate boundaries, boundary crossings and boundary violations in the work setting. 2. Identify vulnerabilities for blurry or unhealthy boundaries. 3. Identify guidelines for establishing professional and appropriate boundaries in the workplace. Cecile Brennan, Ph.D., LPCC-S is a licensed professional clinical counselor with a supervisory designation, a counselor educator and a clinician in private practice. She is currently an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling at John Carroll University. During her time at John Carroll, she was the first chair of the newly established Department of Counseling, developed a certificate program in Spiritual Wellness & Counseling and helped establish the substance-use disorder concentration and certificate program. Dr. Brennan’s primary areas of scholarly inquiry are counseling ethics, the interface of spirituality and counseling, and the socio-cultural context of mental dysfunction. Dr. Brennan is active in a number of professional organizations and regularly presents at local, state and national counseling conferences. In addition, she has written a number of scholarly articles and book chapters. Prior to her present position at John Carroll University, she taught in the Art Therapy & Counseling Program at Ursuline College and had earlier worked as a high school teacher and counselor.

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John Carroll University

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Live Webinar offered through John Carroll University

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1 John Carroll Boulevard

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University Heights

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