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Sun, Sep 22


FandoQ, Westbury

Dining with dilemma An immersive experience exploring real world professional boundaries-

Facilitated by: Pauline Walfisch, LCSW-R, PMH-C

Dining with dilemma An immersive experience  exploring real world professional boundaries-
Dining with dilemma An immersive experience  exploring real world professional boundaries-

Time & Location

Sep 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

FandoQ, Westbury, Old Country Rd, Westbury, NY, USA

About the event

Diners (Learners) will:

  • Define Professional Boundaries, Boundary Violations and Unequal Power Relationships
  • Explore Real Life Situations That Challenge Professional Boundaries
  • Use Critical Thinking To Make Ethical and Client Centered Decisions
  • Discuss Examples & Statistics of Boundary Violations Resulting in Disciplinary Action
  • Participate In Large And Small Group Discussions

*This course includes 3 Hours of Continuing Education.

**Registration and Networking begins at 8:45 AM

****For Groups and more information, contact Nouna Jalilzadeh at or  516-900-6636

PSI - Advanced Training Approved.

***Licensed in another state as a Social worker/Mental health counselor/Psychologist?

Many states will accept NYS Approved Contact Hours if the workshop has an approved status. However, we also recommend checking your specific state rules and regulations.

Helping Hands Psychotherapy, LCSW, PC is recognized by the NewYork State Education Department as an approved provider of continuing education by the State Boards of Social Work for licensed social workers #SW-0567, Mental Health Practitioners for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0202, and Psychology licensed psychologists #PSY-0074.

Helping Hands Psychotherapy, LCSW, PC, Provider #1944,, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education Program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: [05/05/2024 - 05/05/2027]. Social workers completing this course receive [3] total credits, including [3][Ethics and Professional Boundaries] continuing education credits.

Course Agenda

9:00 am - 9:15 am: Introduction

  • Welcome and overview of the course objectives.
  • Brief explanation of professional boundaries, boundary violations, and unequal power relationships.

9:15 am - 10:00 am: Defining Professional Boundaries

  • Define what constitutes professional boundaries in various contexts (e.g., healthcare, education, counseling).
  • Discuss the importance of maintaining professional boundaries for the well-being of both the practitioner and the client/student.

10:00 am - 10:45 am: Exploring Real-Life Situations

  • Present case studies or scenarios that challenge professional boundaries.
  • Encourage participants to identify boundary issues and discuss potential ethical dilemmas.
  • Facilitate large group discussions to share insights and perspectives.

10:45 am - 11:00 am: Brunch Break

11:00 am - 11:45 am: Ethical Decision Making

  • Introduce principles of ethical decision-making in professional settings.
  • Discuss strategies for recognizing and addressing boundary violations.
  • Engage participants in critical thinking exercises to apply ethical principles to hypothetical scenarios.

11:45 am - 12:15 pm: Examples & Statistics

  • Present examples and statistics of boundary violations resulting in disciplinary action.
  • Analyze common patterns and factors contributing to boundary violations.
  • Facilitate discussions on preventive measures and strategies for maintaining professional boundaries.

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm: Large and Small Group Discussions

  • Divide participants into smaller groups to discuss specific scenarios or topics related to professional boundaries.
  • Encourage reflection and peer learning through group discussions.
  • Reconvene for a brief summary and closing remarks.


  • Full Price

  • Super Saver

    Sale ends: Jul 31, 11:59 PM EDT

    Before August 1st, 2024

  • Early Bird

    Sale ends: Aug 31, 11:59 PM EDT

    Before September 1st, 2024




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