3.0 ETHICS CEU’s. This course will review, through didactic lecture and case presentations, including video clips, the general areas of establishing and maintaining professional boundaries in mental health settings.
Topics to be covered will include:
basic concepts of psychological boundaries
clinical practice areas including time, fees, anonymity/self disclosure, therapeutic neutrality, touch
how to ethically handle personal boundaries when using electronic communications such as email, text, and social media
the connection between boundary crossings and boundary violations
recognition of boundaries as flexible guidelines versus rigid rules or prohibitions
recognition of indications for referral for consultation or supervision
common situational features of egregious boundary violations in psychotherapy and counseling and how to avoid them.
The presenter is Douglas Beech, MD. A psychiatrist who specializes in psychotherapy, Dr. Beech is also Board-Certified in Forensic Psychiatry, adding legal and risk management expertise to his presentations. He is an active member of the medical staff of Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, and is on the clinical faculty at The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry where he serves as a psychotherapy supervisor for senior psychiatry residents.