Personal Boundaries in Counseling
by Michael Liimatta, AGRM
Director of Education
- Part 1 -
What do you mean when you say that program
staff members should practice "professional distance"? - An
exploration of the need for good
personal boundaries as a counselor.
- Part 2 -
How much of my own personal struggles
should I share with counselees? - A look at how the concept of
"professional distance" relates to sharing with clients how God has
worked in our own lives.
3 - How should counselors respond to the
client's boundaries? - While we've highlighted the importance of counselors carefully guarding
their own personal boundaries while working with troubled people, respecting the boundaries of those we seek
to help is equally important.
This copyrighted series originally
appeared in RESCUE Magazine, published by the Association of Gospel
Rescue Missions, October 2001, December 2001, and February 2002 issues.
Reprinting without permission is prohibited.