Marriage and Family Ethics: Boundary Crossing vs Boundary Violations

10/16/2020 - 10/16/2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: WEBINAR, Webinar

Crossing boundaries does not necessarily mean that boundaries have been violated. In counseling, and particularly in marriage and family counseling, ethics do not occur in a vacuum. Counselors wrestle with their ethics in the midst of the helping relationship. In working with families, it is easy to see a number of the members. This can be messy and a small problem left unattended can get out of hand and become a major issue. Counselors tend to check and recheck themselves to avoid ethical violations. The counselor must know who their client is at all times. They must avoid having multiple relationships as it poses serious risks and can harm clients instead of helping them. It is crucial for the counselor to work to maintain objectivity and be aware of the potential risks and develop strategies to mitigate those risks. Consultation should be an option to make sure objectivity is maintained. This course will focus on the difference between helpful and harmful dual relationships, the ethical role of the professional, and how to avoid and manage potentially problematic situations.

 What contact information should be included on the calendar entry?

Center for Counseling and Psychological Services,      206 E. Reynolds Dr. Suite F2    Ruston, Louisiana 71270

(318) 224-7223       Email:                Website: 

About the Presenters:

Name:  Ida A. Chauvin, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT

  This workshop will award 3.0 in Ethics for professional counselors.

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