Addiction Professional Magazine: Negotiating boundaries can be particularly challenging for recovering professionals

48161_593836357312913_176711064_nThe most common cause for disciplinary action among practicing professionals and academics is the lack of professional behavior. According to experts in workplace dynamics, professionals must take care to recognize internal guides of character while external guides, such as laws, policies and ethical codes of the practice, must also be followed.

For the past ten years of his career, Philip Hemphill, PhD, LCSW, program director of the professional enhancement program at Pine Grove Behavioral Health in Mississippi, has spent much time and effort helping professionals to develop a better self-awareness and be able to understand how to navigate the different expectations that professionals have.

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