Online Training: Complex Trauma: Boundaries and Ethics

Produced by: Continuing Excellence, LLC

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Length of Training: Two hours, Forty Minutes
Credit: 2.5 CE Credit Hours
Cost of Training: $60.00

Purchase price includes access to training video and material for 10 days. Participants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion approved by ASWB Social Work and APA Psychology.

This program is co-sponsored by Safer Society Press and Continuing Excellence, LLC

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.

Participants will be able to:
1) Assess traumatic events 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)

Two Hours, Forty Minutes of Training

The training session runs for two hours and forty minutes. The charge is $60. To be eligible for the CE credits, you must watch the training, complete a quiz, and submit an evaluation form. Access to training materials and video will last for 10 days following the payment of the registration fee. All registrants will be eligible for a Certificate of Completion approved by ASWB and APA for 2.5 CE credit hours.

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Training registration fees are non-refundable.

2.5 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Complex Trauma: Boundaries and Ethics, Course #3472, is approved by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program to be offered by Continuing Excellence as an individual course. Individual courses, not providers, are approved at the course level. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. ACE course approval period: 09/29/2021 – 09/29/2023. Social workers completing this course receive 2.5 Clinical continuing education credits.

Continuing Excellence, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Excellence, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.


David Prescott

Director of Acquisitions and Training, Safer Society Press

A mental health practitioner of 36 years, David Prescott is the Director of Acquisitions and Training 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.

Continuing Excellence, LLC
P.O. Box 134, East Middlebury, VT 05740
Tel: (802) 771-4155

Date recorded?
This training was originally recorded in October 2020

This training is for professionals working with people who have experienced complex trauma as well as people who have perpetrated abuse. Professionals who will benefit from this training include social workers, psychologists, clinical counselors, and interested paraprofessionals.

Content Level

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 closed-captioning will be available for this video. If/when further accommodations are necessary, we will make every effort to suit participants’ needs.

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