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Boundaries, Technology, and Self-Disclosure

How much information is too much?


The ability to develop rapport and establish trust with people receiving services is central to human service work. How can the provider find the right balance between being authentic and not sharing too much personal information? What is the best way to respond to personal questions?  It can often be difficult to know how much personal information to share in a professional setting and what crosses the line and is too personal. Finding this balance is becoming more complicated as communication is increasingly digital, text based, and exists on a variety of social media platforms. This class explores best practices in this tricky area.


Learning Objectives

  • Explore the purpose and function of self-disclosure

  • Recognize that effective self-disclosure is situational and individual

  • Increase awareness of the risk of harm and how to manage it

  • Articulate the hallmark of effective self-disclosure

  • Examine the impact of social media and technology

Board Accreditation

MN Board of Social Work
     2.0 CEUs   (CEP-275)

MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
     LADC: 2.0 CEUs (2021.CE.ADC.013)
     LPC/LPCC: 2.0 CEUs (2021.CE.023) 

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