Boundary Issues in Counseling: Multiple Roles and Responsibilities

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To complete this course for credit, your exam must be successfully completed by Mar 31, 2020.

About the Course:

This course examines major principles of creating and maintaining healthy interpersonal boundaries with clients. Topics covered include the client’s perspective, the therapist’s perspective, issues in supervision, facilitating group therapy, and specialty issues such as forensic psychology and substance abuse counseling.


American Counseling Association

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Course Material Author

Herlihy, Barbara and Corey, Gerald

Barbara Herlihy, Ph.D. has served as chair of the ACA Ethics Committee, and is coauthor with Gerald Corey of the ACA Ethical Standards Casebook, 5th ed. as well as Dual Relationships in Counseling. Gerald Corey, EdD. is a well-known and highly-respected author of many counseling textbooks.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors and social workers, who seek knowledge about therapist/client boundaries. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate level professionals.

Course Objectives:

  1. Clearly understand what are considered to be appropriate and ethical sexual boundaries, as well as non-sexual boundaries, between the practitioner and clients.

  2. Accurately discuss the complexities of a variety of multiple relationships between practitioners and clients as well as supervisors and supervisees.

  3. Explain some of the ethical issues that arise in the context of group counseling, counseling within a community, and counseling with special populations.

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National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

Our Provider Number: 5951

CE Learning Systems, service provider of has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5951. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CE Learning Systems is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

NBCC Counselors completing this course will receive 8 credits.

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

Our Provider Number: 107243

This course has been approved by CE Learning Systems, service provider of, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #107243, CE Learning Systems is responsible for all aspects of their programming.

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP accepts 30 CPD credits of sequenced self-study per each three year renewal.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

Our Provider Number: 17-1460

CE Learning Systems dba has been approved to offer Continuing Education credit for Certified Addiction Specialists (CAS) in accordance with the American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders. Approval No. 17-1460.

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Course Number 101151
8 credit hours
Exam Fee: $55.76
4.5 out of 5
142 members have taken this course