Monday, December 4, 2023
Maintaining Professional Boundaries
(This course has been designed to meet NYS's
mandatory Professional Boundaries CE requirement.)
Date: Monday, December 4, 2023
Location: Live Webinar
Credits: 3 CEUs (NYSED LMSWs, LCSWs, LMHCs, LMFTs, Psychologists)
Instructor: Bruce Hillowe, JD, PhD, Attorney and Counselor at Law
Cost: $99 Individual Rate, $79 Early Bird (by 11/20/23),
1[*Larger groups (same organization) – call for Special Rates*]
Determine how legal, ethical and clinical standards necessitate the setting of boundaries in psychotherapy.
Define multiple relationships.
Assess the difference between boundary violations and boundary crossings.
Determine the factors in how to make ethically and clinically sound decisions regarding boundaries during psychotherapy.
Identify the circumstances that arise during therapy where boundary issues are implicated.
Identify vulnerability of therapists and patients that might lead to boundary violations and crossings.
Understand the possible consequences of boundary violations and crossings.
Speaker: Bruce Hillowe, JD, PhD
Bruce V. Hillowe, J.D, Ph.D. is a mental healthcare attorney with a law practice in Mineola, New York. A graduate of Binghamton University, Duke University School of Law, and Adelphi University Derner Institute (Clinical Psychology and Postdoctoral Programs), he formerly practiced as a psychologist-psychoanalyst, including as a coordinator of clinical training and a director of a forensic mental health service. He was a teaching attending psychologist in law and ethics at a major teaching hospital for 15 years. He currently teaches courses in ethics and law as adjunct faculty at the Derner Institute. He is legal counsel to numerous mental health facilities, institutes, and practitioners, and sponsors legal plans for professional associations. He has written articles and book chapters including for law reviews and healthcare publications, most recently regarding scope of practice and disciplinary defense. He is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in healthcare law and is a "SuperLawyer" featured in the New York Times Magazine.