Good Boundaries Free You: Boundary Development in Therapy

Presented by Sarri Gilman, LMFT on 02-03-2017 at 9 a.m. Pacific (noon 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.

If you have any questions or concerns about this web conference or would like more information, please contact us here.

How the Web Conference Works

Before the scheduled event, all registered attendees will be sent a reminder email from GoodTherapy.org with specific instructions on how to log in to the web conference center, as well as links to optional handout materials if applicable. 

To attend the event, registered attendees will log in to the web conference center using a computer or device (smartphone or tablet with internet access) and calling in to the teleconference line on a phone. Attendees will be able to ask live audio questions via phone and/or submit text chat questions via their computer or device. Attendees who are logged in to the event center will be able to see live streaming video and/or document sharing. Alternatively, attendees may dial in to the teleconference line only, though attendees dialing in by phone only will be unable to ask questions. 

At the conclusion of this event, participants will receive an email with information about how to request a CE certificate in the GoodTherapy.org Member's Area. To confirm attendance, participants must enter the start and end codes announced at the beginning and end of the live presentation. Participants will also be prompted to complete an online survey evaluating the event. Participants will need to complete this online survey within six days after the event. Once completed, participants will be able to download a copy of their CE certificate instantly. 

For additional information about this event or our CE grievance procedures, please contact us here.

403.5CE hours and counting!

All are available to GoodTherapy.org members at no additional cost.

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 and is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

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.

Registration Information

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

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 is currently finalizing a mobile app 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.

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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. APA approval applies to all events listed after May 2011.
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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, 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.