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Do Not Use (Wrong Product Family) - Boundary Setting in Clinical Practice: The Best Ethical Practices

Latasha Matthews, MA, LPC, CPCS, CPLC
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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!


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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. Ms. Matthews 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 (AABHE), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Association of Marriage and Family therapists (AAMFT), and the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA).

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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.


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  1. Apply the ACA Code of Ethics to boundary setting in private practice/clinical practice.
  2. Determine 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. Apply 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. Utilize clear ethical guidelines to address the potential for a dual relationship with a client in a clinical setting.



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



Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 20


Gayle R

"Excellent Presentation!"

Susan K

"This was a GREAT learning experience!"


"This was an amazing online course!!! I learned more than I expected and I now feel more confident in my professional practice. I would gladly share this to other professional colleagues to enhance their both personal and professional approach and delivery. "

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