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BSA/Sacpa Webinar - Preserving professional adult/student boundaries
01 Apr 2020 11:00 - 01 Apr 2020 12:00

Preserving professional adult/student boundaries

April 01, 2020

11:00 - 12:00hrs

Cost: Member £50 / Non-member £100


Professional educators have a unique responsibility to put their students’ needs first. And yet both students and adults can enter a grey area in which personal information is over-shared, physical touch becomes inappropriate, and emotional connections creep beyond what’s comfortable. In this must-see workshop, participants will learn: their fiduciary responsibility, aspects of development that affect boundaries, the surprising range of boundary violations, the consequences of a violation, and the multitude of ways professional boundaries and reputations can be preserved. Only by working through difficult—and sometimes ambiguous material—will participants achieve clarity and confidence in working on their own their institution’s boundary challenges.


This webinar is being led by Chris Thurber, clinical psychologist, educator, author and father. Chris has more than 30 years of experience working with camps and independent schools. He has written numerous articles on leadership, homesickness and youth development as well as sharing his opinions and expertise on national and international television and radio, podcasts and webinars.
In 1999, after a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Chris accepted a position as psychologist and instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy, a coeducational independent school in seacoast New Hampshire. Combining his love of research, teaching, and clinical work, Chris' work at Exeter has grown to include publications and presentations for BSA, TABS and ABSA.