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Treating Clients with Maladaptive Boundaries

2.5 CE Interactive Live Webinar
June 3, 2022, 11:00am-1:45pm

Maintaining healthy boundaries are an essential for having healthy interpersonal relationships. In this 2.5 hour live interactive online class, participants wll explore and discuss the different manifestations of maladaptive and dysfunctional boundaries as well as what constitutes health boundaries. Participants will explore ways to use the therapeutic relationship to better manage maladaptive boundaries and enhance and strengthen adaptive and healthy boundaries.

Class Objectives Include
1. Identify different types of maladaptive boundaries such as rigid, enmeshed, detached and how trauma informs different boundary styles

2. Define and list the different elements if adaptive and healthy boundaries

3. Identify interventions for the different types of maladaptive boundaries

4. Explain and recognize how the different factors such as biology and culture influences boundary formation

Target Audience: Social workers and mental health professionals
Content Level: All Levels of Clinicians: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced

Course Agenda:
10:50-11:00am – Login to your Thinkific account and prepare for the class to begin


  • Introduction
  • Define and identify maladaptive boundaries
  • Define different types of maladaptive boundaries
  • The impact of trauma on boundary development
  • Define and identify adaptive boundaries

12:20-12:30 – Break

12:30 – 1:40pm
  • Different factors and influences that impact boundary formation
  • Identify interventions for each type of maladaptive boundary
  • Q & A
  • Conclusion
1:40-1:45pm – Posttest and Course Evaluation

Fee and Registration:
The Fee for this course is $75 and includes 2.5 CE credit. Be sure to register by June 1, 2022. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund. 

About the Instructor:
This course is taught by Veronica Vaiti, LCSW-R, CCATP. Veronica is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Bhava Therapy Group and the Social Work Consultant for the Bhava Therapy Group Continuing Education Program. Veronica received her Masters of Social Work degree and postmasters Advanced Clinical Training from New York University. She studied at the Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy in their Clinical Fellowship Program as well as Sensory-Motor Psychotherapy for Trauma, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, Yoga Therapy and numerous other trainings. Veronica has over 20 years experience as a psychodynamic, somatic and experientially oriented psychotherapist, supervisor, teacher, author, administrator and consultant.

System Requirements
Windows XP or higher, MacOS9 or higher, Android 4.0 or higher Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Firefox 10.0 or higherBroadband Internet Connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible.

Course Completion Requirements:
To earn CE credit, social workers and mental health clinicians must log in at the scheduled time, attend the entire course and complete both the online posttest and course evaluation. Upon completion of the live course, you will be immediately prompted to complete the posttest and then the course evaluation. Once you receive a passing score of 80% or above (you will have an unlimited number of attempts to take the posttest), you will be prompted to complete the course evaluation. Participants will have a 24-hour time window from the end of the live course, within which both the posttest and the course evaluation must be completed in order to receive credit. A certificate of completion will appear within your account and you will receive an email congratulations message and link to your Certificate of Completion as well.

CE Information:
Bhava Therapy Group, #1782, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers.  State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Bhava Therapy Group maintains responsibility for this course.  ACE provider approval period: 12/09/2021 – 12/09/2022.  Social workers completing this course receive 2.5 continuing education credits.

For questions, concerns, or to request accommodations, please email or call 646-389-5801

Refund Policy

Refunds for live in-person courses are offered up to 1 week in advance of the course start date. Refunds for live online courses are offered up to 24 hours prior to the start of the course. Refunds are issued in the original form of payment used.  Any cancellations or requests for refunds after the 1 week or 24 hour window respectively are reviewed on a case by case basis. Requests for refunds or cancellation after the 1 week or 24 hour window, if granted, may qualify only as a credit for future courses not as a refund of the original payment used.

If you are unable to attend the class you registered for, please to request your creditCancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the live webinar to receive a refund.

Grievance Policy

The Bhava Therapy Group Continuing Education Program (BTGCEP) aims to provide an educational experience that meets and exceeds the highest standards for professional continuing education. The BTGCEP strives to address and meet each participants’ learning needs in an easy to use, transparent, supportive and openly communicative manner with substantive and quality content and instruction.

If at any time, a participant experiences a difficulty or grievance of any kind such as access to CE course, delivery of courses, attendance to courses, quality of or level of instruction of the courses, receipt of certificates of completion and the like, the BTGCEP team commits to respond promptly and in a timely manner with as much clarity, respect for the request or expressed grievance and work to resolve the grievance in a satisfactory and integrous manner.