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Ethics, Boundaries, and De-escalation: Kissing Cousins that Never Married on ZOOM

June 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

There is a cost for this training.
CEUs offered: 2.5

Course Description:

Working with people in the throes of a difficult life situations demands of us the ability to dig deep into our capacity for clarity, calm, and conscientiousness. Ethical practice means our decisions and actions are consistent with what is in the best interest of our client. With healthy boundaries we clearly communicate what we can do and what we can’t do as professionals, and we relate in ways that make it clear what behavior we will accept and won’t accept. Finally, as we seek to assist our client’s, we often need to use our own calm presence and skills to help de-escalate the situation, especially for clients who may be on the brink of suicidal despair, homicidal rage, or have collapsed into the dark abyss of madness. In this workshop we will investigate these unique but related skills and discuss how we can continue to increase their potency in service to our clients.


  • Define ethical practice, healthy boundaries, and the role of de-escalation in challenging situations
  • Learn how these three areas of professional practice or interrelated
  • Understand the four types of safety provided by the skilled use of these three practices
  • Identify your strengths and growth areas of these three skills
  • Set an intention to use strength area(s) to increase capacity in growth area(s)

Presenter Bio:

Steve Carlson, PsyD has been working in the mental and chemical health field for over thirty years in a variety of settings, mostly in clinical and management positions at various Community Mental Health Centers.  He is currently employed by the University of Minnesota as a Clinical Trainer at the Minnesota Center for Chemical and Mental Health.  Additionally, Steve is a Community Faculty Member at Metropolitan State University.  His areas of interest and specialty include Integrated Mental and Chemical Health Treatment, Stages of Change & Motivational Interviewing, Harm Reduction, Mindfulness and Mental Health, The Psychology of Long-Term Homelessness, Trauma-Informed Care using the Sanctuary Model, Supportive Housing Model and other mental health topics.  As a Certified Minnesota Trainer in Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) Steve provides training and consultation to agencies around the State of Minnesota and nationally. Steve is a member of MINT, the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers. He can be reached at carlson561@gmail.com

How to register:  Registration below is broken into Member & Non-Member.  If you are unsure whether you are part of a member organization or would like more information about membership, please contact Michele.  If you choose to pay by credit card, you will be walked through payment process and receive an automated email confirming your payment and registration.  If you choose to pay by check, you will receive an invoice from MESH.  Payment is expected prior to training date.  Please contact Michele if scholarship help is needed.  You may register more than 1 person at a time and note the names in the space provided.  I will send out the Zoom link the day prior. If you do not see the reminder email with the link – please check your spam/junk folder or email Michele right away.


June 16, 2023
9:00 am - 11:30 am


Steve Carlson


Scholarships Available


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