Helping Staff Manage Boundaries

April 9, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Countertransference issues can be a genuine hazard in our field. If allowed to continue, it can lead to some pretty spectacular incidents.

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My Counselors are Being Manipulated!

April 1, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Counselors and therapists are — and I’m generalizing shamelessly here, so forgive me — warm, empathetic, even sympathetic by nature.

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Sure, “set boundaries.” How?

March 14, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Woman holding phone, looking doubtful or worried.

With some people, it’s better not to answer,because they’ll just argue with you anyway. In that case, smile and depart the scene.

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Setting Boundaries: Understanding Your Client’s Agenda

January 14, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

An agenda refers to the client’s underlying plan or program. Not just what he hopes to accomplish, but the things he’s determined not to do.

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Setting Boundaries: The Initial Meeting

January 13, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

For some clients, particularly those with problems with rules and authority, their experience with boundaries is probably as important as anything that happens in counseling.

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