Good Boundaries Free You: Boundary Development in Therapy

Good Boundaries Free You: Boundary Development in Therapy

Presented by Sarri Gilman, LMFT on 02-03-2017 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon Eastern) to 11 a.m. Pacific (2 p.m. Eastern)

Boundaries act as a compass or guidance system that is used to make every single professional and personal decision. Working as a mental health professional involves constant contact with people and requires effective boundary skills that some clinicians may not have developed. Boundary skills help prevent burnout, lower stress, and improve overall health. 

In this two-hour continuing education web conference, Sarri Gilman, LMFT, breaks down the complicated topic of boundaries. She will share an approach for helping individuals create lasting boundary development. She will outline ways to help people in therapy pay attention to their own boundaries and their boundary life lessons, as well as self-care planning for the clinician.

Sarri will discuss the work a therapist must be willing to “sweat” through to become an authentic guide with boundary development. She will explain the process of boundary development that includes self-awareness, boundary awareness, emotional awareness, and extreme boundary challenges. 

This introductory, instructional level course is designed to help clinicians:

  1. Describe the four-step process that provides the framework for boundary development.
  2. Identify boundary stories and conflicts through seven patterns.
  3. Recognize boundary patterns and create a self-care plan to address boundary development.
  4. Utilize self-care planning to connect with boundary building.
  5. Discuss the connection between current research on stress, the brain, and boundary skills.

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Event Reviews from Members

Whether you're attending this presentation live or via audio, it will engage you - because of the spontaneity and contagious enthusiasm of the speaker! - Karen Christopherson, MSW, LMSW, CAADC

Sarri was warm, engaging and obviously passionate about her subject. She was very supportive and encouraging when interacting with the participants' questions and comments. This material on boundaries is SO important! I often recommend Sarri's book to my clients. - Dawn T Lewis, MS, LCPC, NCC 
 

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Continuing Education (CE) Information

Two CE credits will be provided by GoodTherapy.org for attending this web conference in its entirety.

GoodTherapy.org is an Approved Education Provider by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #135463). Of the eight counselor skill groups ascribed to by NAADAC, this course is classified within counseling services.

GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

This organization, GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: March 30, 2016 through March 30, 2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive two clinical continuing education clock hours.

GoodTherapy.org is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

GoodTherapy.org, SW CPE is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #0395.

GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.

Registration Information

This web conference is available at no cost to GoodTherapy.org members.

This event has already taken place. An audio recording for this event may be available in the Member's Area.

Meet the Presenter

Sarri Gilman, LMFT

Sarri Gilman, LMFT

Sarri Gilman, LMFT, has been a licensed marriage and family therapist for 30 years. While managing her own private practice, she was the executive director for several non-profits while also teaching leadership to managers and executives. As a private practice therapist, Sarri has worked, lived, and raised her family in a small, close-knit community on Whidbey Island, Washington, where she has provided therapy to individuals and families over several decades. In addition to her private practice, Sarri travels extensively providing consulting services and teaching workshops on boundaries.

Sarri distilled her diverse and deep experiences as a licensed marriage and family therapist, the executive director for several non-profits, and a passionately involved community advocate into her book, Transform Your Boundaries, and workshop of the same name. Her goal was to provide a thorough, hands-on experience that invites her readers to become immediately involved in developing their own boundary skills.

Sarri recently shared her thoughts on boundaries as a TEDx speaker and developed the Choose Your Boundaries eCourse to help anyone practice personal boundary skills anytime, anywhere. Sarri is in the process of writing her second book, which is written for professionals in healthcare and human services. For more information about Sarri, please visit her website www.sarrigilman.com and www.transformyourboundaries.com.

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Continuing Education Provider Approvals

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    GoodTherapy.org is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for this program and its content. GoodTherapy.org received APA approval in May 2011. Events after 2011 may meet APA requirements for Continuing Education credits.
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    GoodTherapy.org has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6380. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. GoodTherapy.org is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
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    This course has been approved by GoodTherapy.org, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #135463. GoodTherapy.org is responsible for all aspects of their programming.
  • ace
    GoodTherapy.org, provider #1352, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. GoodTherapy.org maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 03/30/2016 – 03/30/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 2 clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0395.
  • GoodTherapy.org, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed marriage and family therapists #MFT-0022 and for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0031.