Boundaries & Self Disclosure: Navigating the Balance Between Authenticity and Ethical Practice

Live Broadcast Date/Time:

Monday, September 23, and Monday, September 30, 2024
1:00 – 4:15 pm ET each day


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Ethics and boundaries expert Kirsten Lind Seal, PhD, LMFT, presents an engaging exploration of boundaries and self disclosure in therapy in this live, online course.

If you’re curious about the delicate balance between authenticity and professional boundaries…

…or wonder about how best to “be real” with clients so you can deepen the therapeutic relationship while also protecting yourself and them…

…this webinar is for you!

Key Questions About Therapist Self Disclosure

In this interactive session, we’ll delve into questions that resonate with every mental health professional:

  • How much of ourselves should we reveal to our clients?
  • How do we maintain authenticity while upholding ethical standards?
  • How has the shift to telemental health impacted therapist self disclosure?

Understanding How Today’s Digital World Impacts Boundaries and Self Disclosure

Amidst the shared challenges of recent times, the lines between personal and professional spheres have blurred. We’ll examine the implications of this digital shift on therapeutic relationships, boundaries and self disclosure. And we’ll discuss strategies for navigating this new terrain with integrity.

Self Disclosure: New Insights and Tools

Drawing from recent research and ethical codes, participants will gain a fresh perspective on:

  • Managing boundaries in the digital age
  • The nuanced art of therapist self disclosure
  • Practical tools to assess online presence, including social media use
  • Navigating the impacts of self disclosure on client outcomes


This webinar is ideal for mental health professionals wanting to enhance their understanding of ethical practices in therapy and strengthen their ability to establish meaningful connections with clients.

By the end of the 6-hour course, you’ll have a deeper understanding of the complexities of boundaries and self disclosure. You’ll also gain strategies for maintaining professionalism while fostering authentic connections with clients and practical tools for navigating ethical dilemmas within the digital realm.

Reserve your spot today and take the next step toward becoming a more effective and ethical practitioner!

  • Recognize and name the difference between boundary crossings and boundary violations.
  • Compare and contrast three methods of therapeutically and ethically addressing boundary issues.
  • Integrate relevant ethical principles and professional ethics codes into managing boundary issues with clients.
  • Develop a plan to better recognize and minimize porous boundaries in practice.
  • Describe four main types of therapist self-disclosure.
  • Explain three reasons why boundary issues are an integral part of therapist self-disclosure via social media.
  • Understand what kind of “self-of-therapist” orientation you ascribe to.
  • Explain how and why therapist self-disclosure can deepen the therapeutic relationship as well as possible negative consequences of therapist self-disclosure.

This training offers 6 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

Attendees of the live broadcast will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation after the course is finished.

Attendees of the on-demand recorded version will need to complete a Post-Webinar Quiz with a pass of at least 80% in order to verify attendance and then receive their Certificate of Participation. On-demand attendees will receive instructions on how to obtain their Certificate of Participation once they have successfully passed the Post-Webinar Quiz at the completion of the webinar.

The Certificate of Participation includes:

  • Name of participant.
  • Title of training.
  • Name of presenter plus their credentials.
  • Number of hours of training.
  • Date of training.
  • Confirmation that showed 100% attendance at the live broadcast or passed a quiz with at least an 80% grade to verify attendance of the on-demand recording.

Get details about CE credits for Canadian and non-US international participants.

Get details about CE credits for US participants.

Please check with your regulatory body/organization to ensure that this certificate is sufficient proof for you to claim CE credits.

*Can’t attend live? This webinar will be recorded and archived. All registrants receive unlimited access to the recording for 365 days.

Already registered? Access the Participant Page here.

Event Detail

September 23, 2024 1:00 pm
September 30, 2024 4:15 pm

Who Should Attend

  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Clinical and Counselling Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Psychiatric Social Workers
  • Pastoral Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Counsellors
  • Graduate Students in accredited programs in the above fields
  • Case Managers
  • Licensed Professional Counsellors
  • All other professionals who would like to develop, update, or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices