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Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 4:30 PM CDT

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Sante Center for Healing

 914 Country Club Rd.

Argyle, TX 76226

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McKensey Coit
Santé Center for Healing
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Maintaining Proper Boundaries


In a society of changing values and greater awareness of boundary violations, impacted constituents - patients, hospital corporations and Medical Boards - no longer accept inappropriate behaviors by physicians or other healthcare providers. Santé Center for Healing and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center are jointly sponsoring a continuing medical education course "Maintaining Proper Boundaries," This is a 3-day training course providing self- assessment, knowledge, awareness, skills, applicable tools and prevention strategies to healthcare professionals with difficulty maintaining proper boundaries with patients, colleagues and/or staff. The "Maintaining Proper Boundaries" faculty is a mixture of tenured mental health clinicians and seasoned medical experts who create and encourage a course environment conducive to open discussions, sharing personal experiences and identifying next best steps for protecting physicians, their work environment and patients. The course utilizes a variety of lectures, multi-media inter-actives, and self-reflection to provide education, illumination and/or intervention that could save a license or a life.


Who Should Attend

This course is recommended to any licensed healthcare professionals in safety sensitive positions who experience difficulty establishing and maintaining proper boundaries. Hospitals, health systems, professional peer health programs may refer health care practitioners:

  • as a preventative measure for continuing medical education specialized for healthcare professionals ’
  • as a behavior intervention;
  • or as an adjunct to a relapse prevention plan. Self-referrals are welcome.


At course completion, participates will be able to successfully:

  • Identify the types of unethical behaviors and boundary violations that result in litigation, difficulty with the medical boards and/or hospital corporations, or action by other licensure boards
  • Discern behaviors and situations where the healthcare professional is most vulnerable to inappropriate involvement with patients, colleagues and/or staff members.
  • Recognize and develop strategies to avoid high risk situations and ethical dilemmas that leave the professional vulnerable to crossing boundaries.
  • Recognize high risk patients and identify how to avoid problematic situations with them.
  • Identify methods to safeguard the hospital, the office and other treatment settings.
  • Discuss the ethical and legal obligations for reporting and/or intervening on boundary violations of a colleague.
  • View and utilize Physician’s Health Program as an advocate.


What attendees have said about this course:

“Where was this course when I was in medical school? These issues were never addressed until it was too late.”

“Learning that I need to set personal boundaries for myself as a physician is an essential take away from this class; the better I take care of myself the better I can take care of my patients.”


Course Details:

The tuition cost of the Maintaining Proper Boundaries course is $2,300; this includes continental breakfast, lunches, and CME fees. A $1,150 deposit is required to reserve a space. The balance is to be paid at least one week prior to the first day of the course. A cancellation fee will apply. Due to the intense nature of the course, enrollment is limited.



This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and the Santé Center for Healing.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Credit Designation

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates the presentations, “Choosing Civility - A Discussion of Disruptive Behavior ”, “Ethics and Boundaries”, and “Traveling the Road Out of Here: Re-entry into Practice” for a total of 6 hour(s) in medical ethics and/ or professional responsibility.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating that they participated in the activity that was designated for 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.



It is policy of both Santé Center for Healing and The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center to uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which prohibits discrimination in the provision of programs, services or activities to individuals with disabilities If you need service or auxiliary aids mentioned in the Act in order to fully participate, notify staff upon registration at 1.800.258.4250/940.464.7222


HIPPA Confidentiality and Consent

Santé Center for Healing and all its adjunct facilities uphold HIPPA guidelines and value the privacy and confidentiality of all persons on campus. Faculty, patients, and visitors are asked to assume an obligation to keep in confidence all information that pertains to Santé patients and visitors.

Santé Center for Healing requires a signed consent form from participants to release any information or to communicate with anyone with their experience.