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Boundary Setting in Clinical Practice: The Best Ethical Practices

Talisa Beasley, MA, LPC
Approx. 6 Hours
Jun 24, 2022
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Are you having trouble saying “No” to clients?

Do you struggle with establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries?

Do you avoid setting boundaries for fear of losing a client?

As clinicians, we come face to face with “gray areas” on a daily basis and skate around potential issues that could put our businesses, clinical work, or clients in jeopardy. We struggle with setting boundaries personally and professionally and it ultimately has a negative impact on the clients we serve.

Talisa Beasley, MA, LPC, will use activities, vignettes, and practical business experience to discuss the boundary issues and dilemmas that exist (and are often overlooked and swept aside) that could impact your business, your bottom line, and your clients. Develop the confidence needed to address complex boundaries issues in clinical practice.


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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


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Talisa Beasley, MA, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Marriage and Family Therapist, and a Gottman certified facilitator. With over 25 years of experience working in the area of crisis management in public health as well as extensive training in the area of family violence intervention, substance abuse, and suicide prevention, Talisa specializes in helping clients overcome their struggle with depression and anxiety. Talisa is the owner of a busy private practice in the Atlanta area and teaches as an adjunct professor in the human services department at Shorter College. She also consults for nationwide businesses in the area of Leadership.

Talisa Beasley, LPC, received a Master of Arts Degree in professional counseling and certificate in marriage & family from Argosy University, as well as receiving her Bachelors of Administration with a business management specialty from Mercer University. Talisa is a standing member of Chi-Sigma Iota and is a well sought after speaker on women’s issues. Talisa has co-authored two books in this area.


Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Talisa Beasley, MA, LPC, is the owner of Change Counseling LLC and is Lead Clinician with the Georgia Crisis & Access Team. Talisa receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Talisa Beasley, MA, LPC, is a member of the American Counselors Association, the Professional Women's Network and the Chi Sigma Iota National Honor Society Member.

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  1. Determine how the ACA Code of Ethics applies to boundary setting in private practice/clinical practice.
  2. Analyze ethical dilemmas clinicians face surrounding boundary setting with respect to utilizing technology with clients in clinical practice.
  3. Articulate the financial burdens clinicians experience that could cause ethical dilemmas in clinical practice.
  4. Utilize ethical practices to ensure client safety, maintain confidentiality, and obtain informed consent when utilizing telemental health services.
  5. Determine how counselor impairment influences the therapeutic relationship and identify ethical strategies to minimize the potential impact on the client.
  6. Formulate clear ethical guidelines to address the potential for a dual relationship with a client in a clinical setting.


Ethical and Moral Principles Regarding Boundary Setting
  • Levels of ethical practice
  • Ethical decision making
The Need for Boundaries in a Clinical/Private Practice Setting
  • What is needed in a sound informed consent
  • Boundary crossing and the necessity of dual relationships
  • What healthy boundaries look like
  • Boundary tips
Technology and Boundary Setting
  • Keeping clients safe as you prepare for the use of telemental health
  • Social media myths and boundary setting
  • Marketing and boundary setting
  • Challenges business owners face in setting solid business enhancing boundaries
  • Client retention: When to refer and to whom
Ethical Financial Dilemmas and Boundary Setting
  • Addressing money: Relationship with money and money beliefs
  • The importance of ethical fee setting
  • Knowing your WHY and business planning
How Counselor Impairment Impacts the Therapeutic Relationship
  • Boundary setting in self-care
  • Critical stress factors clinicians face
  • Self-confidence and using the word NO to set boundaries
  • How burnout, vicarious trauma, and compassion fatigue impacts the therapeutic relationship
Explore Positive Outcomes in Private-Practice/Clinical Work
  • Benefits of boundary setting to the clinical, client, community, and the profession

Target Audience

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



Overall:      5

Total Reviews: 5


Stephen B

"Great Job Presenting. Talisa Beasley was very professional."

Joann G

"Excellent and very timely and useful presentation. Thank you."

Crystal F

"Awesome presenter!!!! very adept at informing and very approachable."

Jo Ann C

"Terrific presenter!"

Rhonda A

"extremely helpful and interactive!"

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