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MCA Monthly Workshop: Ethical Issues and Boundaries in Practitioner-Client Relationships

  • 02/18/2022
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting


  • This event is free for members.
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    If you are unsure if you have an account/membership, please e-mail Debbie at mca-mn@hotmail.com


Free Members Workshop

February 18, 2022
 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Ethical Issues and Boundaries in Practitioner-Client Relationships

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Registration will close at 4 p.m. 2-days before event.  Zoom information will be emailed to attendees after registration has closed that evening.

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.

Workshop Objectives

  • 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.

Mark Groves ~ Presenter:

Mark is the MCA Liaison and served as MCA president in 2018. He is currently a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with the Minnesota State Services for the Blind. Prior to this position, he was the Division Director of Rehabilitative and Veterans Services for the Volunteers of America MN with overall supervision of 85 employees. He assessed and evaluated program results and strategy for continual outcome improvement for two Residential Reentry Facilities serving 132 Federal Bureau of Prisons and Minnesota Department of Corrections offenders reentering the community. Developed and managed workforce development programs; housing, transportation, family reunification, et al. Directed Amicus programs designed to assist offenders in building new lives, both before and after release including the One-to-One mentoring program, Reconnect reentry program, and Sisters Helping Sisters prerelease program at MCF-Shakopee. Assured compliance with organizational policy, government employment policy and standards for funding sources. Recruited, led, trained and provided recognition to community programs and volunteers engaged in programs.

He worked at the Minnesota Department of Corrections as the Facilities Reentry Coordinator providing oversight to all reentry program elements in Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) facilities; providing support and coordination to varied agencies and community resources involved in offender transitions; providing program direction and supervision of facility-based transition coordinators; planning, implementing and managing reentry programs and initiatives at all DOC correctional facilities.

He has a Master of Education from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota. He is a Minnesota Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LADC). Certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). National Institute of Corrections Offender Workforce Development Facilitator (OWDS) Master Trainer. Motivational Interviewing Master Trainer.

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Registration will close at 4:00 p.m. 2 days before event

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