Ethics, Boundaries and Healthy Engagements

Ethical issues are common in any profession, but mental health work, which relies heavily on relationship building; which poses even greater responsibilities and challenges.  Mental health practitioners must rely on internal guides of character and integrity and external guides such as the laws and ethical codes of conduct.

This workshop will consider how self-disclosure, changes in length and site of sessions, touch, bartering, extra-therapeutic activities, gift exchange and various forms of dual relationships pose ethical, legal and practice dilemmas.