Professional Boundaries Workshop

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Date(s) - August 5
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


August 5. 2022 with Wendy Shutts Bender, LCSW-R, IECMH-E®

Executive Director of NYS-AIMH*

9:00 am-1:00 pm

Those of us who care about Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health work often face challenges with boundaries and staying within our role. The very qualities which invite us to this work, being caring, kind and compassionate, also leave us vulnerable and at risk for burn-out. These last two years have greatly exacerbated what was already challenging. This workshop will define boundaries, invite participants to explore their own challenges and offer strategies to protect us from the pitfalls. 

  CEUs are  pending – to be provided by the UB School of Social Work Office of Continuing Education. 3 live online contact hours are pending approval for LMSW/LCSW, LMHC, LMFT, LCAT, and PSY. Full attendance is required; no partial credit will be awarded for partial attendance.


*NYS-AIMH Subscribers are not necessarily paid members and must pay the non member registration fee or upgrade to the 1 or 2 year membership level.

Cancelation PolicyNo refund can be made for cancellation seven or fewer working days before the event or for no-shows.  Cancellations more than seven working days before a workshop will result in a refund, less a $15.00 cancellation fee.  Requests for refunds must be received in writing. 

*Wendy Bender, LCSW-R, IMH-E®, is the Executive Director of the New York State Association for Infant Mental Health. She is an Infant Mental Health Mentor and private consultant, providing training and consultation on numerous topics in the Infant Mental Health field.

Wendy was a Board member and President of the New York’s Greater Capital Region Infant Mental Health Association and a founding board member of the New York State Association for Infant Mental Health. She has participated in numerous statewide initiatives with a specialty focus on workforce development, including the NYS Pyramid Model Partnership. She worked for many years with Prevent Child Abuse New York, providing training and staff development for the Healthy Families New York Home Visiting program. Wendy has provided clinical social work in a high-risk maternity unit; she coordinated a “baby team” in Early Intervention and worked with preschool children with special needs and their families. She worked as a pediatric social worker at a physical rehabilitation hospital providing clinical services for injured and ill children and their families. She has more than 30 years experience providing clinical social work and reflective supervision.

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