Understanding the complexity of professional boundaries in healthcare and developing a personal awareness for professional boundaries in one’s clinical practice, are essential for becoming a trustworthy as well as trusting healthcare professional. As part of our ongoing commitment to Best Practice standards by our members, the APA has established a partnership with The Clinic for Boundaries Studies. Undertaking their course 'Introduction to Professional Boundaries' is a recommended APA membership requirement.

CLinic for Prof Boundaries

The Clinic for Boundaries Studies is a centre of practice on all aspects of professional boundaries. The clinic provides specialist support services for the public alongside training and professional development services for practitioners.  It is also involved in research and development around professional boundaries and conduct. 

Introduction to Professional Boundaries - This one day course is for those new to professional boundaries or needing a refresher. The course includes introductions to boundary theory, skills in establishing and maintaining boundaries and is underpinned by the development of a personal boundaries plan. It covers topics such as Power Differentials, Self-Disclosure and Dual Relationships and includes use of film clips and of The Professional Boundaries Board Game. 

As a result of this partnership, APA Members benefit from a special price for the course.  

Normal price £190 but APA members pay just £90!

To book your place on the course please follow this link to select your date, then contact CBS and let them know you are an APA member to qualify for the preferential rate.

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"The Clinic for Boundaries studies training is an informative and deeply insightful day. I thoroughly enjoyed the small group setting and the day even includes a fantastic vegetarian lunch. Looking forward to the advanced training later this year." JC


"I found the course very helpful and insightful for me personally as well as professionally. It has brought my awareness to various important issues of practice that I have not heard of before let alone was taught during my studies." SK


"What I liked most was the insight into boundary issues experienced by other healthcare professionals which were not things I had even considered before.  This allowed me to reflect on my own practice and gave me another level of awareness. Highly recommended!" DB