Free Preview: Professional Boundaries - maintaining wellbeing for you and your clients

taught by Dr Wendy McIntosh

Course description

How do we handle the sometimes delicate professional-client relationship? What do we do when we feel that our boundaries are being pushed? How do we deal with vicarious trauma and transference?

This subtitled course will equip you with tools to improve your professional practice and your wellbeing by answer the above questions and many more!

Although the lectures were recorded in response to a group of professionals working with Deaf people, the content is suitable for professionals of all disciplines

Here is a video in British Sign Language (BSL) with some information about the course:

Learning outcomes include:

Understand the range of definitions in professional boundaries

  • Understand the Boundary Framework – (context, categories of concern)
  • Identify warning signs of boundary transgressions
  • Keeping boundaries when working in isolation
  • Discuss reasons why boundary transgressions occur
  • Have increased awareness about own and others behaviours in relation to professional boundaries
  • Identify strategies for managing professional boundary issues

The lectures are subtitled to provide access for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing professionals.

You can find out more about Dr McIntosh by viewing her profile on our website.


Reviews:

Here are what your colleagues have said about the lectures in this course:

"Very good delivery and thoughtful practical comments about real life experiences and how to deal with professional issues related to boundaries."

“I thoroughly enjoyed the webinar. It’s such an easy way to get CPD points from the comfort of your own home. And I certainly learned a lot. I’ll definitely get involved again.”

"Although at home on my own, I felt I was with a group of other people."

Linguistpd: "What did you like most about the webinar?":

-"Clarity of presentation, range of content, number of references to follow up, the fact she is not an interpreter!"

-"Having Wendy share her expertise from her profession - I think this helped us to be more objective about our own experiences as we had some distance to reflect on our practice."

FAQs

Have some questions about the course? Take a look at our FAQ video in English. This video is available with subtitles on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/linguistpd


Dr Wendy  McIntosh
Dr Wendy McIntosh
PhD

Dr Wendy H McIntosh PhD has over 30 years’ experience as a psychiatric nurse and has worked in a range of roles as a clinician, researcher and educator. She is a passionate advocate for professional wellbeing and works with both individuals and groups.

Dr McIntosh is based in Australia and is the perfect example of how an international classroom can be so beneficial.She provides us with a fantastic insight in research and experience of professionals in other fields. This is cross-disciplinary and cross-continent learning at it's best!

The theme of professional boundaries is one area of practice that Wendy has been developing for many years. She recognises that when good boundaries are in place for everyone (professional client, family and colleagues) then well being is positively affected. Wendy is now Director of her own company, Davaar Consultancy, and she conducts workshops wherever there is an invite to travel to. Wendy has been a trainee of psychodrama since 1990 and likes to bring an element of surprise and spontaneity into all aspects of her work.

Wendy has been a popular trainer at Linguistpd, returning by request to train on a number of subjects including:

  1. Professional-Client Boundaries
  2. Transference & Counter Transference
  3. Vicarious Trauma
  4. Looking after your limbic system (the body's response to stress)


training@linguistpd.co.uk

Course Curriculum

Definitions and the boundary framework
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Over and under involvement and the slippery slope
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Warning signs
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Issues, transference and counter transference
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Attachment and strategies for addressing professional boundaries
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Guiding principles and further references
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Boundary crossings (learning from the Linguistpd community)
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Self disclosure - how much is too much?
08:28
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Cultural awareness (optional unit for interpreters supporting Deaf people)
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Psychodrama and Supervision
06:21
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