Webinar: THE ETHICAL NECESSITY OF BOUNDARIES
(3 Ethics CPD Points)
Date: 9 November 2022
Time: 15h00 – 18h00
Online via Zoom: Join us from the convenience of your laptop, cellphone or tablet.
Can’t make it? Register anyway, we will send you a video link of the webinar recording and you still get your CPD points.
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Presenter: Dr Jacqui von Cziffra-Bergs
Boundary crossing in therapeutic practice can be defined as “a deviation from classical therapeutic activity that is harmless, non-exploitative, and possibly supportive of the therapy itself.”
A boundary violation is harmful or potentially harmful, to the client as well as the therapeutic process and is often seen as anything that deviates from our traditional practice. Boundary crossing often refers primarily to issues of self-disclosure, gifts, touch, bartering, dual relationships, and home visits.
In this webinar we will discuss the difference between boundary crossing and boundary violation, we will look at harmful boundary violations like inappropriate touch and sexual misconduct. We will also discuss harmful boundary crossings like unhealthy dual relationships, money bartering and accepting gifts.
Healthy boundary crossing will also be discussed as a way to improve the standard of our care.
- Explore the difference between boundary crossing and boundary violation
- Unpack ethical guidelines on boundaries
- Discuss what the term violation means
- Discuss the term healthy boundary crossing
- Discuss practical implementation of ethical boundaries online
Outcomes of the workshop:
After the completion of the workshop participants should be able to:
- Implement ethical boundaries with a client
- Know what to do if a client crosses a boundary
- Create ethical boundaries online
- Reflect and evaluate ethical boundary setting principles
- Evans, D 2018: Some guidelines for telepsychology in South Africa. South African Journal of Psychology
- von Cziffra-Bergs, J: 2018 Creative Solution Building. Solution Focused Institute of South Africa: Johannesburg