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

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

Post Graduate Clinical Supervision Ethics

The professional development of mental health clinicians after graduate school rests heavily on the quality of their clinical work experience and the support provided to that supervisee/clinician from their employers and their clinical supervisors. The process of becoming a therapist (or more specifically a psychotherapist – counselor, clinical social worker or marriage and family therapist) … Read more

Multicultural Competency & Honoring Dr. King

On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s national holiday a couple of days ago I came across many posts on social media including images and quotes honoring and acknowledging him, his work and his legacy. I often post something as well. But this year, I chose to sit back and read the messages; watch some footage … Read more