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Ethics, Boundaries and Confidentiality for Mental Health Workers and Peer Support Specialists

October 26, 2021

Presented by Dr. Rose Lopez

Boundaries delineate the personal and the professional roles and the differences that characterize the relationship between the client and the mental health professional (Sarker, 2004). Although setting and maintaining professional boundaries seems on at first to be a simple process in actual practice when working with clients it can be difficult. In this course we will review how boundaries violations and boundary crossing can occur in the relationship between staff and clients. In addition, we will discuss the importance of confidentiality, how to discuss confidentiality and finally what are the limitations in maintaining confidentiality when working with clients.

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