Building Boundary Awareness

By Sarah E. Meisinger

Developed in collaboration with social worker Sarah E. Meisinger, Building Boundary Awareness in Social Work Practice helps participants understand the importance of understanding and personal and professional boundaries when working with clients.

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  • Self-Paced
  • 1 Credit
  • Timely Material
  • Expert Faculty

About the Course

After taking this course, you will be able to:


  • Describe the critical components of building boundary awareness and its significance in professional practice
  • Differentiate between personal and professional boundaries and articulate strategies for managing their interplay.
  • Examine the role, setting, and expectations as they pertain to establishing and maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Assess the impact of cultural considerations on boundary setting and interpretation in diverse professional contexts.
  • Explain the concept of boundary interpretation and expression, including factors that influence it.
  • Develop a shared understanding of professional boundaries from the client’s perspective.


You will earn 1 credit by completing this course.


Please note: Accreditation not available in New York, New Jersey, or West Virginia.


Sarah E. Meisinger is a licensed independent clinical social worker at St. Cloud State University’s counseling center. She completed her undergraduate degree in social work at St. Cloud State University and holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of St. Thomas. Meisinger has experience working in healthcare, education, nonprofit, and human service settings. For the past 15 years, she has taught social work courses at the undergraduate and graduate level at St. Cloud State University and Augsburg University.