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Ep. 1 Professional Boundaries: What are they?

Ep. 1 Professional Boundaries: What are they?

Our New Podcast – Professional Boundaries: Your safety, your well-being

In this very first episode of the Professional Boundaries Podcast, Dr. Wendy McIntosh PhD from Davaar Consultancy shares a short story from her own career and talks about Professional Boundaries and why it’s so important for you to be aware of them when working with clients, customers, patients, and colleagues.

In this episode, Boundary transgressions are explained along with under-involvement and over-involvement and why they matter. Listen as Dr. Wendy begins a discussion on strategies to avoid transgressions and crossings. A conversation that Wendy will continue in the following episodes. Use the links above to subscribe, or click the play button to listen to Episode one.

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Trailer: Professional Boundaries Podcast

Trailer: Professional Boundaries Podcast

Professional Boundaries: Your safety, your well-being
Available 25th November, 2019

In the Professional Boundaries PodcastDr. Wendy McIntosh PhD from Davaar Consultancy shares insights and strategies about developing and maintaining professional boundaries. Using examples from her own experience, Wendy will describe and explain Professional Boundaries for anyone in a public-facing job or role.

There are 6 episodes planned in this first season of the Professional Boundaries Podcast and we hope you’ll enjoy and learn from each of them.

Dr. Wendy McIntosh welcomes both your interest, and curiosity. Send Wendy questions at wendy@davaar.com.au

Professional Boundaries are not limited to the clinical or therapeutic arena. If you are in a professional role – a teacher, support worker, police officer, a prison officer, council worker, hairdresser. If you are a volunteer or belong to a theatre group, a choir, a sports club, there will be something in this podcast for you and the relationships you have with others. Setting boundaries in our life is necessary for our emotional, psychological, spiritual and physical well being. Setting boundaries is about our safety.

Since 2005 Wendy has been developing her knowledge and interest in the area of professional boundaries. Wendy delivers workshops on boundaries in Australia (where she now lives) and Internationally when invited to do so. She is continually integrating learning and insights she gains from the work she does in professional boundaries. Wendy comes from a nursing, and predominately psychiatric nursing, background. Wendy consistently receives feedback on her passion, knowledge, and creativity as a presenter and facilitator. Enjoy exploring boundaries in this podcast series as Wendy takes you on your own reflective journey on your professional boundaries.

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Kool Kats” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) &
“Long Road Ahead” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Professional Boundaries and Cultural Bias

Professional Boundaries and Cultural Bias

Professional Boundaries and Cultural Bias

Dr. Wendy McIntosh PhD

Dr. Wendy McIntosh PhD

Sometimes the obvious connections slip to the edge of my consciousness. I had not made a specific link between professional boundaries and cultural bias until a couple of weeks ago.

I was invited to facilitate a seminar for Interpreters on the theme of Cultural Bias. As I was researching content for the seminar, and more specifically, from the discussions during the seminar, light bulbs started going off in my brain. Neuroscientists would say it was the sparking of my neurons – however, I like the image of the light bulb, I guess I just have to be careful when I switch the light bulbs off and on.

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Why You Want Critical Feedback

Why You Want Critical Feedback

Today I thought I would write about feedback, specifically what is known as critical feedback.

I have experienced critical feedback that has had both a positive and a negative impact on me. In reflection what has made the difference has been the delivery style of the individual who has given me the feedback. Where I experienced that the individual giving the feedback actually did have my best interests at the centre of their interaction with me I took in what they said and allowed myself to digest and make my sense of what they were saying. I felt able to approach them later to ask for clarification which also helped me to come to decisions.

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