Date: 2/12/2019, 10:00 am—4:30 pm
County: Alameda County
Sponsor: Fred Finch Youth & Family Services
Do you ever struggle with how close or distant your relationships with your clients should be in order to maintain your ability to be helpful and therapeutic? We provide services to our youth and their families in their own homes, in schools and in their communities; this can be confusing for us and for our clients as to what our roles are and what kinds of relationships are being developed with our clients. The true helping relationship requires clear relationship boundaries so that we don’t unintentionally exploit our clients or experience “burn out”. This training clarifies what we mean by boundaries, ways in which we might be overstepping them, what is meant by dual relationships, and other issues regarding the boundaries we need to offer services that will allow our clients to achieve positive outcomes!