Ethics and Boundaries: Meaning and Spirituality and Antidote to Stress (Interactive Live Online)

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For registration assistance: 608-262-2451
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This virtual learning class is being offered remotely at the listed day/time. Details, including instructions for accessing an online learning platform via the internet or dial-in option, will be provided to registrants. Participants earn 2 hours of ethics/boundaries continuing education. Take additional units to meet your requirements for 4 or 6 ethics/boundaries CE hours.

Stress and anxiety are leading causes of physical illness and professional dysfunction in the United States. One effective approach for increasing resilience is finding meaning in day-to-day life. For many people, meaning is found through spirituality.

Recognizing the importance of religious and spiritual beliefs for our clients is an important component of a mental health assessment. Many providers are uncomfortable bringing up the topic of spirituality and are uncertain about the best ways to maintain therapeutic boundaries.

This presentation is designed to increase sensitivity to the spiritual aspects of our clients' lives and provide ideas how to work with these often sensitive and personal issues. In addition, learning how to assess ourselves can prevent problems with poor performance, boundary crossings and personal health.


Learning objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Investigate spiritual concerns and strengths in clients
  • Discuss common boundary problems around spiritual issues
  • Gain clarity in understanding how issues of spirituality are personal and require a focus on trust and interest on the part of the therapist


Intermediate to advanced

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Course Outline

Course outline

  • Reducing stress: getting control, finding meaning
  • Spirituality and mental health
  • Countertransference and boundaries

Earn Continuing Education Hours

By participating in this class you will earn:

Instructional Hours 2
University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Units .2
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Substance Abuse Counselors - Continuing Education Credit Hours 2
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Marriage and Family Therapists - Continuing Education Credit Hours 2
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services - Social Workers - Continuing Education Credit Hours 2

Explanation of Continuing Education Hours

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Program Questions?

Contact Ashley Kuehl at ashley.kuehl@wisc.edu or 608-265-4267

Registration Questions?

Email registrations@pyle.wisc.edu or call 608-262-2451.

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Meet your instructor

David Mays

(MD, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine) is the past forensic clinical director at the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison. He also serves on the clinical faculty at UW-Madison and the Medical College of Wisconsin.