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About the Course

In this book Dr. Olesnavage provides an operational definition of boundary, its essential characteristics, and specific boundary problems that lead to failed or unsatisfying relationships.

Dr. Olesnavage’s therapeutic approach, Boundarytime, enables clients to move beyond coping mechanisms and access their own truth in the container of a co-created healing relationship. He presents his approach with case samples to illustrate specific applications. One entire chapter highlights the effectiveness of boundary work with teenagers.

The ideas offered in this book will benefit therapists who recognize the power of healing relationship. It will also speak to those courageous individuals who are drawn to boundary because they want more out of life and relationships.

Note: since the date that this course was written, Dr. Olesnavage’s book Our Boundary has been republished. While the material is largely the same, the course exam questions may not match up perfectly. The course exam will be updated as soon as possible. Until then, you are welcome to to take the course anyway if you like. This material is worth the effort.

This course is based on the book, Boundarytime created by John Olesnavage, Ph.D.

Course Material Author

John Olesnavage, Ph.D.

John Olesavage is a licensed psychologist with a private practice in rural Northern Michigan. In his thirty years of professional experience, he has served as a child care worker, a counselor in drug and alcohol rehabilitation agencies, a program developer in community corrections, and manager of day treatment programs for persons with severe mental illness. He was the Clinical Program Director for a community mental health board for twelve years.

John Olesnavage, Ph.D. authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. to be familiar with an operational definition of boundary and its characteristics
  2. to be able to identify two major boundary problems and know specific therapeutic responses to each.
  3. to have a working knowledge of a healing approach to therapy that utilizes the power of boundary

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity – including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests).

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity's planners, faculty, and the reviewer:

Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

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