Online Training – Complex Trauma: Ethics and Boundaries

Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Time: 11:00am – 2:15pm (EST)
Credit: 3 CE Credit Hour
CE Eligibility: MPA, NBCC

Cost of training: $65.00
Additional CE Processing Fee: $18.00

Virtually every profession has a code of ethics that guides general practice. Professionals working in the area of trauma, however, can face unique challenges. These can include decisions about treatment methods and timing, disclosure of traumatic events and adverse experiences, personal boundaries of the professional, the use of language (for example, invitational versus prescriptive), and many other considerations. This workshop will be interactive in style, and include discussion and exploration by the participants, all in a welcoming atmosphere of safety and curiosity.

Attendees will learn to:

  1. Consider implications of trauma that are not explicitly addressed in the codes of ethics of professional organizations.
  2. Distinguish between structural and interpersonal professional boundaries
  3. Identify two critical elements of professional boundaries (i.e. balancing connection and protection)
  4. Consider the cumulative effect of experiences not always considered to be traumatic, such as verbal abuse
  5. Use processes for addressing ethical quandaries

You must purchase the training and the
Continuing Education credits separately

Three Hours of Training

The training session starts at 11:00 am Eastern Time and runs until 2:15 pm. The charge is $65. To be eligible for the CE credits, you must attend the entire live training. The Continuing Education credits must be purchased separately.

See information to the right.

We can refund your training fee up to 24 hours prior to the start of the training.

3 Continuing Education Credits

The Massachusetts Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor Continuing Education (CE) for psychologists. MPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

This program has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Continuing Excellence is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP-3580.


David Prescott
Editor, Safer Society Press

A mental health practitioner of 36 years, David Prescott is the Editor of Safer Society Press. He is the author and editor of 20 books in the areas of understanding and improving services to at-risk clients. He is best known for his work in the areas of understanding, assessing, and treating sexual violence and trauma. Mr. Prescott is the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Contribution award from the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the 2018 recipient of the National Adolescent Perpetration Networks C. Henry Kempe Lifetime Achievement award. Mr. Prescott currently trains and lectures around the world.

Audience Level
This training is targeted at professionals working with people who have experienced complex trauma as well as people who have perpetrated abuse. This includes social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.

Special Accommodations Statement
Safer Society and Continuing Excellence are dedicated to meeting the needs of all attendees. Attendees will be provided with copies of the presenters’ materials (PowerPoint slides, images, etc.) for their own reference. Please note that our courses are offered online through an interactive live-feed. If/when further accommodations are necessary, we will make every effort to suit participants’ needs.

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