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Boundaries and Disclosure

Managing boundaries and service user disclosure

Boundaries and Disclosure: It is important - when working with individuals with complex needs and histories of trauma who have so often had their boundaries violated - that we recognise and work to address the potential for inadvertent repetition of boundary violations (not only from service users themselves but also from staff and the wider system). This course will explore why boundary violations are so common, the different types of boundaries, and how to develop safe practice in this area. The course will also explore the dilemmas, sensitivity and benefits of thoughtful personal disclosure as a worker; and how to work with and respond to client disclosure.

Length: 4 modules, Duration: 30 - 45 mins of study per module.


Your Instructor


Dr Emma Williamson
Dr Emma Williamson

Passionately working across organisational boundaries to develop new approaches to address health inequalities, Dr Williamson has a national reputation as leader in the development and delivery of services to address the needs of complex and multiply disadvantaged populations. With over 10 years’ experience using innovation to address social exclusion, Dr Emma Williamson (Principal Clinical Psychologist) continues to lead award winning NHS services for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, spanning multiple London boroughs.

Emma formerly worked at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in their innovative Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service and has a personal interest in contributing to service redesign and development of the evidence base for working with socially excluded and multiply disadvantaged populations. Emma is also the CEO of aneemo Ltd staff training and development company, works in private practice, teaches on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate at the Kings College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and is a published author; regularly talking at conferences, in national media, TV documentaries & news programmes.



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