how do we determine what are the necessary limits and boundaries in our therapeutic encounters? In this workshop, we’ll explore the origins, myths, and realities of clinical boundaries and discuss the circumstances in which it’s appropriate and necessary to trust our intuition. You’ll learn an evidence-based approach for taking a limited role as the “adaptive parent” of the vulnerable child part within your client. We’ll discuss ways of projecting fundamental “realness” and emotional receptivity--genuine openness, authenticity, empathy, sturdy dependability, and flexibility--without compromising our boundaries. Finally, we’ll review professional, compassionate ways of handling sticky situations. Note: this workshop fulfills many state board requirements for training in ethics and risk management. (This session will continue with Workshop 312.)
Wendy Behary, L.C.S.W., the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy, has been treating clients and training professionals for more than 20 years. She’s the author of Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed.