A Deliberate Balance

The Counsellor’s Role and Healthy Boundaries

Maintain balance! When responding to a client, a counsellor needs to consider their personal values and attitudes concerning their relationship with them and the role of that relationship on a client’s self esteem. This will have a greater impact than any technique or tool that can be learned. This workshop will offer the approach and skills necessary to maintain balance.

  • Each participant receives a comprehensive handbook.

Agenda

  • relational ethics, therapeutic values and wellness
  • boundaries under pressure–managing difficult responsibility issues (e.g., threats by clients, “borderline” clients, clinical counter-transference, cultural differences, client dependency, straying beyond competence, etc.)
  • confidentiality, consultation, dual relationships, and legal protection
  • self care (e.g., assertiveness, saying no effectively, burn-out prevention, etc.)