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Ethical Issues and Boundaries in Practitioner-Client Relationships

  • 08/17/2018
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • DOC Central Office - Afton Room - 1st Floor
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Ethical Issues and Boundaries in Practitioner-Client Relationships

This 3-hour workshop will help participants become exposed and familiar with ethical theory and boundary issues pertaining to their profession. Participants will also be provided with an introduction to understanding and recognizing the origins, potential dangers and implications of behaving in a manner that crosses over the boundaries of ethical guidelines. All professionals have a violation potential, which is the product of the risks we take compounded by our unseen internal vulnerabilities. This course covers these issues to help develop a plan to minimize the potential for a boundary and ethical transgression, thereby protecting the professional, the client and the professions.


  • Be introduced to the concept of ethics, a beginning discussion of the moral underpinnings found within one's own ethical theory and principles, and the possible “source” of one's moral authority.
  • Review the relationship between professional ethics & law.
  • Explore their own awareness of professional ethics through vignettes of clinical dilemmas.
  • Be able to define and differentiate between boundary crossings and boundary violations.
  • Gain insight into professional risks and personal vulnerabilities in order to protect one's self, the client and the profession from possible boundary transgressions.
  • Learn the warning signs of potential and actual ethical and boundary issues for the purpose of early detection, processing and, where necessary, effective intervention.

Presenter:   Mark Groves, M.S.Ed., LADC., Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development

Date:      Friday, August 17, 2018   

Time:       9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Location:   DOC Central Office Afton Training Room, 1450 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul (West Entrance, First Floor)

This training is being offered FREE for the
first 30 MCA Members to register.


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