This course, jointly sponsored by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Santé Institute of Professional Education and Research, offers 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, including 3 ethics credits and 21 Hour(s) of ACEP Category 1 Credit through the American College of Emergency Physicians. It is designed to assist physicians and other professionals with boundary and ethical related issues during various levels of addiction treatment services during addiction treatment.

The course creates a unique learning environment utilizing didactic presentations, interactive discussions, and experiential exercises. In addition to learning about boundary issues and ethical standard infractions, the course also outlines methods to identify high-risk clients and staff for safeguarding the office or treatment setting, as well as ways to obtain help if one has crossed boundaries and how to be safe in so-called “gray” areas.

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the types of unethical behaviors and boundary violations that result in litigation, difficulty with the medical boards and/or hospital corporations, or action by other licensure boards.
  • Discern behaviors and situations where the healthcare professional is most vulnerable to inappropriate involvement with clients and/or staff members.
  • Recognize and develop strategies to avoid high risk situations, medical or psychiatric disorders, and ethical dilemmas that leave the professional vulnerable to crossing boundaries.
  • Recognize high risk clients and identify how to avoid problematic situations with them.
  • Identify methods to safeguard the office and treatment settings.
  • Discuss the ethical and legal obligations for reporting and/or intervening on boundary violations of a colleague.
  • Learn how to view and utilize Physician’s Health Program as an advocate.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this activity for 3 hour(s) in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility. The cost of the Maintaining Proper Boundaries course is $2,300. A $1,150 deposit is required to reserve a space. The balance is to be paid at least a week prior to the first day of the course. A cancellation fee of $250 will apply.

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2018 Dates:

February 7-9

May 9-11

August 8-10

November 7-9

To register online: Registration for Maintaining Proper Boundaries Course – February 2018

For further information or to register please contact: Kerrie Sanders 800.258.4250 Ext 267 or

Maintaining Proper Boundaries Course Letter