Why Therapeutic Boundaries Still Matter

I am not placing blame on anyone. The truth is I don’t know if it even matters how this long-held standard in therapy began to unravel. What I do know is that therapeutic boundaries for people who are practicing psychotherapy still matter. What I am also clear about is that the pressure to erode those … Read more

Distance Clinical Supervision

On October 11, 2019 I have the honor of hosting my friend and colleague Ray Barrett of the Telehealth Certification Institute. He will be facilitating a training titled “Telemental Health Law & Ethics.” This is probably my 6th time hosting Ray in Atlanta. He is an LPC and one of our nation’s leading experts in … Read more

Trust and the Cultivation of Professional Identity

A fundamental aspect of professional ethics in any profession rests upon the trustworthiness of the individuals providing the services. Being a professional means in part that you will put the needs and rights of the individuals being served ahead of your own. That does not mean that the service professional should be self-sacrificing. Instead it … Read more

The Power of Completion

One of the biggest fears people have is of endings. Saying goodbye to people, places and things is an important endeavor. It is an essential element of growth. Everything has a beginning, middle and an end. The pattern of every type of gathering has an opening and at some point closure. This brings work, relationships, … Read more