The Self-Care and Effective Workplace Boundaries training covers the importance and purpose of these aspects in your current role. Some of the challenges that influence the effectiveness or appropriateness of a given boundary will be explored. Specific boundary issues like personal disclosure, client-staff relationships, dual relationships, gift-giving/receiving, physical contact and conflicts of interest are discussed in depth. Participants will also have an opportunity to examine their current self-care practices. Strategies to bolster the effectiveness of their self-care routines will also be covered.
Instructor: Katherine Aubrey has over 20 years of experience working with people who have faced trauma, addictions, homelessness and/or mental illness. Her varied, front-line work experience ranges from in-reach prison work, group therapy, parole supervision and addictions and mental health counselling. She also has experience working with both victims and perpetrators of violence. Some of her past and current employers include Correctional Service Canada, Long-term Inmates Now in the Community, Aurora Centre/Residential Addictions Treatment for Women, KlaHowEya, Metis Nation and numerous non-profit organizations. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with specialization in Mental Health Counselling. She also completed a Cross-Cultural Facilitators Skills Intensive for Diversity Trainers in Berkley, California.