Professional and Emotional Boundaries

  • TBA
  • TBA
  • 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • £110for members £150for non-members
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Professional boundaries are the limits that help you to develop effective relationships in the workplace. If these boundaries are not clearly defined and maintained there is likely to be confusion and damage to the relationships. There is also the danger of the professional and the service user being put at risk.

This one day workshop aims to meet the following objectives:

  • An understanding and acceptance of the importance of setting and keeping healthy professional boundaries
  • Discuss “grey areas” of boundary crossings and how to deal with pressure to cross ‘the line’
  • Understanding of the differences between personal and professional relationships
  • How adhering to professional boundaries helps the service user and the yourself
  • A recognition of how the greying of professional boundaries affects the professional relationship and has a detrimental effect on the service user
  • How to identify situations before things go wrong
  • How to help take ownership of your own solutions and without trying to rescue the situation
  • Explanation and demonstration of how people take in information and the distinction between people’s different concepts of the reality of the information provided to them
  • What challenges are faced in keeping those boundaries in place
  • Understanding your own values as a service provider and how to recognise when these values are not being met
  • How to recognise the warning signs from people’s language and physiology
  • How to use your language and physiology to diffuse potentially difficult situations
  • How to set and maintain boundaries that work for you, the organisation and the client
  • Demonstration of ‘good’, ‘grey’ and ‘bad’ professional relationship lines and open discussion on the detrimental impact on the client and the person providing the service and what alternative actions could be taken
  • Exercises to identify the consequences of stepping over professional boundaries
  • Simple techniques to allow you to step back from the situation and identify alternative ways forward
  • Group exercises to analysis different scenarios, recognise warning signs, recognise your own personal patterns of behaviour and identify alternative solutions that would be in the best interest of the client and the service provider
  • How to use 6 questions to encourage the service user to take ownership of their own solutions and support
  • How to use these same 6 questions with yourself to ‘check in’ on what needs to happen to keep the boundaries in place and meet your own objectives
  • How to recognise your own warning signs

It will be fully interactive, group and discussion based and will give you the opportunity to explore how to set and maintain healthy boundaries that allow you to help others more effectively.

Who is the Course aimed at

Suitable for all staff working with vulnerable adults

Professional and Emotional Boundaries

  • TBA
  • TBA
  • 9:30am - 4:30pm
  • £110for members £150for non-members
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