All mental health licensing ethical codes focus significantly on the realm of boundaries with clients and competent/ethical practice. Self-care is a misunderstood concept and is vital in reaching the wellness level necessary for competent and ethical practice. Learning about the ways we unconsciously blur boundaries with clients through countertransference, codependency and neglect of our own trauma work can help to improve our ability to practice ethically and competently in the field of mental health and trauma.
Idaho, as well as the nation and entire world, has been faced with tremendous changes. The last several years have seen some of the most dynamic, challenging and exciting cultural turning points that many of us have seen in our lifetimes of practice. These changes require us to step up our ability to care for those in the trauma of change and growth, as well as manage our own experiences of trauma to effectively practice during such historical times.
The views and opinions expressed by the speakers at the conference do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Optum.