Skip to main content
Not Found
Live Webinar

Boundaries in Clinical Practice: Top Ethical Challenges

Latasha Matthews, MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC
Full Day
Product Code:
Brochure Code:
Media Type:
Live Webinar - Also available: Digital Seminar | DVD | Live Webinar  2


     $249.99  $49.99 - Exclusive offer when combined with this live training.
Add On Products


Boundary issues present some of the largest challenges you’ll face as a clinician. How you communicate and interact can be interpreted differently by each client. Your professional liability is at risk by not following clear guidelines and best practices when it comes to boundaries.

This seminar will provide you with answers to the top challenges you face. You’ll get guidance on the following ethical boundary pitfalls:

  • Social Media
  • Email & Text
  • Self-Disclosure
  • Gifts & Receiving Gifts
  • Contact Outside of Session
  • Dual Relationships
  • Financial & Business Boundaries

Sign up today and avoid ethical entanglements that risk your professional liability!


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

CE Information Coming Soon

Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live webcast.


Latasha Matthews, MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC's Profile

Latasha Matthews, MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC Related seminars and products

Latasha Matthews MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC, specializes in private practice development and counselor development. She is the author of The Dumping Ground: A Guide to Gaining Powerful Skills to Set Life-Changing Boundaries. In addition, Ms. Matthews is an adjunct professor at Shorter University, Atlanta, and the owner of Illumination Counseling and Coaching, LLC. She is the co-founder of Pieces that Fit, Inc. a 501(3)(c) organization that provides support for cultural diversity, mental health, academic success, and life skills.

With over 20 years of experience in the human services field, Ms. Matthews has a wealth of knowledge, experience, and passion that she loves to share with the world. She develops and conducts several workshops and educates counselors across the nation. She provides consultation, mentorship, and internships to clinicians as often as she can. She serves as a committee member on the board for certified professional counselor supervisors from the State of Georgia.

Ms. Matthews earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources from the University of Akron and her MA in Professional Counseling and Certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University. Her professional memberships include: the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia, and Chi Sigma Iota.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Latasha Matthews is the owner and director of Illumination Counseling and Coaching, LLC. She is an adjunct professor at Shorter University and Messiah College. Latasha Matthews receives royalties as a published author. She receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Latasha Matthews is a member of the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education, the American Counseling Association, the Association of Marriage and Family therapists, and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia.

Alternate Dates

Boundaries in Clinical Practice: Top Ethical Challenges
Fri, Sep 29, 2023 - 09:00am to 05:00pm CDT - Product Code LWC055655
Boundaries in Clinical Practice: Top Ethical Challenges
Thu, Dec 14, 2023 - 08:00am to 04:00pm CST - Product Code LWC055655

Additional Info

Access Period for Live Webcast

For live CE credit, you must watch the live webcast in its entirety at its scheduled time and complete the CE quiz and evaluation within one week. You will have access for 90 days after the program for review.

Webcast Schedule

Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.


Visit our FAQ page at or contact us at


  1. Determine how the code of ethics applies to boundary setting in clinical practice.
  2. Evaluate and examine the common ethical issues therapists face in clinical practice.
  3. Hypothesize how the therapist role is a gatekeeper for the profession.
  4. Determine how to use ethical decision making in clinical practice.
  5. Assess the  impact counselor wellness has on boundary setting in clinical practice.
  6. Analyze the barriers and benefits of  providing telemental health in clinical practice.


  • Having a Code of Ethics to Follow
  • Boundary Contexts and Why They Matter
  • Setting up a Peer Group to Seek Counsel for Ethical Dilemmas
  • The “Always Do No Harm to Your Clients” Rule
  • Self-Disclosure – A Slippery Slope
  • Giving & Receiving Gifts
  • Physical Contact & Proximity in Session
  • Language Usage in Session
  • Contact Outside of Sessions
  • Minors & Parents
  • Handling Clients Who Lack Boundary Skills
  • Social Media – How to Avoid Ethical Issues
  • Email, Texting & Phone Call Boundary Challenges
  • Telehealth and the Impact on Boundaries
  • Impact of Isolation on Boundaries
  • Why Private Practice Heightens All Boundary Concerns
  • Policies & Procedures that Can Reduce Ethical Boundary Issues
  • Developing a Strategy for Dual Relationships
  • Evaluate Your Ability to Handle the Dual Relationship at Hand
  • Creating a Proper Treatment Plan that Assists with Boundary Concerns
  • Top Mistakes Clinicians Make Regarding Dual Relationships
  • Self-Referral Policies & Procedures
  • Collection Process for Nonpayment of fees
  • Fee Establishing & Transparency Guidelines
  • Sliding Scales & Bartering
  • Confidentiality & Privacy Concerns

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Therapists
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Case Managers
  • Nurses
  • Physicians
  • Other Mental Health Professionals



Overall:      4.2

Total Reviews: 5


Kate V

"Great presentation content and very well-presented!"

Enely V

"I got a lot more out of this course than expected. This information will help me grow as a clinician. "


"Keep up the good work!!!"

Christine V

"Latasha did a great job! She has a wonderful balance of lecturing and engaging the audience in participating. The Small group Exercise was interesting and helpful. I would definitely recommend this seminar and Latasha to other colleagues."


"Excellent presentation and information."

Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs
We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

PESI Mobile App

Access CE trainings on your phone or tablet through our free mobile app. Choose video or audio-only versions of live webcasts and online courses from the world’s best instructors, and complete your CE requirements anywhere, anytime, at your own pace.

Please wait ...

Back to Top