The Ethics of Authentic Connections and Healing Boundaries (Webinar Recording)

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The Ethics of Authentic Connections and Healing Boundaries
Laura Hinds, MSW, LCSW

February 21, 2024, 1:00pm-3:00pm EST


For many of us, Ethics and Boundaries have been taught, or interpreted, as walls of disconnection between providers and those they serve. However, we know that authentic connections and unconditional positive regard are both Trauma Informed and powerful offerings to people struggling with Substance Use Disorder. This conversation supports us in clarifying the definitions and applications of ethics and boundaries that can protect AND promote the health and well-being of those we serve.


  • List the examples of how ethics inform appropriate and strong boundaries in our work relationships with clients who experience Substance Use Disorder.
  • Identify how the historic instruction on ethics and boundaries and how that teaching threatens clinical engagement and client outcomes.
  • Name 5 ways a provider can hold appropriate and ethical boundaries.


Laura Hinds headshotLaura Hinds, MSW, LCSW, is a clinical social worker with experience in medical, behavioral and mental health settings.  Laura has had the pleasure of working with high acuity special needs populations and their providers for over 22 years.  An alumna and instructor at Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice for 13 years, and Bryn Mawr’s School of Social Work and Social Research’s for the past 4 years, Laura has supported the learning and education of new social workers, veterans in the field, and their interdisciplinary partners.  With a focus on trauma, human and gender development, racial equity, and crisis intervention Laura supports special needs populations and those who serve them.


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