The PBI Professional Boundaries Course

Mental Health Professional Edition

  • Irvine
  • Atlanta
  • Chicago
  • Orlando

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Who Should Attend The PBI Professional Boundaries Course?

Our courses are designed for professionals dealing with professional misconduct issues as well as medical educators and risk managers. The truth is, any professional would benefit from the educational experience of a PBI course.

The PBI course covers issues like:

Professional Misconduct Prescribing Issues
Non-Sexual Boundary Violations Recognizing Power Imbalances
Workplace Relationships General Boundary Crossing & Violations
Sexual Boundary Violations Board-Mandated Or Anticipated Disciplinary Action

A PBI course is a PRO-ACTIVE education solution to protect your license, practice, patients, staff and organization from the ramifications of crossing professional boundary lines.

How Much Does The Course Cost?

Essential Edition 24 CME Credits - $1195.00
Enhanced Edition 34 CME Credits - $1295.00
Extended Edition 46 CME Credits - $1495.00

PBI’s commitment to Quality, Accessibility, and Affordability

We believe that the additional education is important and we are sensitive to the financial hardships that you may be encountering during this time. Our commitment is to provide outstanding boundary / ethics education that is accessible and affordable. Tuitions may be paid by credit card or with the option of PayPal Credit’s "No Payments + No Interest if paid in full in 6 months on purchases of $99 or more” financing. If you have any questions regarding cost, please call us at 904-800-1237 or email us at info@professionalboundaries.com

Why Should I Choose PBI?

PBI has a proven history of helping working professionals move past boundary issues with compassion and understanding.

Best Value For Your Money

We are the most cost-effective boundary program in the US as well as the most accessible: your class will start immedately upon registration. We provide weekend conferences so you have less down-time - many of our programs go from 8am Friday through 5pm Sunday to keep from interrupting your busy schedule.


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Recognized For High Quality

We have been CME accredited since 2003 and we are the only program developed and presented by a consortium of experts from across the United States to protect professionals and their patients, students and customers. PBI was selected by the Federation of State Medical Boards in 2006 to provide training to the medical boards themselves.


This course is accredited by NASW

Learn From Instructors Who Have Been There

We have a large and diverse faculty and we are the only course in the country with integrated teleconference follow-ups that maximize your value from the course. We are also the only US program taught by a physician in recovery for a boundary violation.

Date Location
May 05-07, 2017
Chicago Radisson Hotel Chicago O'Hare - 1450 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018 - 847-296-8866
May 19-21, 2017
Orlando - Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown 191 E Pine St - Call 407-835-6857 and ask for the PBI room block discount
June 23-25, 2017
Irvine - UC Irvine Student Center - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Student Center, A 311 W Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92697-2050
July 21-23, 2017
Chicago Radisson Hotel Chicago O'Hare - 1450 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018 - 847-296-8866
August 04-06, 2017
Irvine - UC Irvine Student Center - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Student Center, A 311 W Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92697-2050
August 18-20, 2017
Atlanta DoubleTree Atlanta Airport Hotel - 3400 Norman Berry Dr. Atlanta, GA 30344 - Call 404-763-1600 and ask for the PBI room block.
September 08-10, 2017
Chicago Radisson Hotel Chicago O'Hare - 1450 E Touhy Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018 - 847-296-8866
September 22-24, 2017
New Orleans DoubleTree New Orleans Airport - 2150 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Kenner, LA 70062 - Call 504-467-3111
October 20-22, 2017
Irvine - UC Irvine School of Medicine Campus - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Medical Education Building, 836 Health Sciences Rd, Irvine, CA 92697
November 03-05, 2017
Atlanta Hyatt Place Atlanta Airport North- 3415 Norman Berry Drive, Atlanta, GA 30344 - Call 404-768-8484 and ask for the PBI room block.
November 17-19, 2017
Orlando - Embassy Suites Orlando Downtown 191 E Pine St - Call 407-835-6857 and ask for the PBI room block discount
January 19-21, 2018
Irvine - UC Irvine Student Center - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Student Center, A 311 W Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92697-2050
January 26-28, 2018
Atlanta - Hotel location and discount yet-to-be announced. Please call us at 904-800-1237 with any questions.
February 09-11, 2018
Orlando - Hotel location and discount yet-to-be announced. Please call us at 904-800-1237 with any questions.
February 23-25, 2018
New Orleans - Hotel location and discount yet-to-be announced. Please call us at 904-800-1237 with any questions.
March 23-25, 2018
Chicago - Hotel location and discount yet-to-be announced. Please call us at 904-800-1237 with any questions.
April 13-15, 2018
Irvine - UC Irvine Student Center - List of hotels that offer a UCI discount rate - Student Center, A 311 W Peltason Dr., Irvine, CA 92697-2050

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PB-24 The Essentials

Three-Day Live Course
Friday through Sunday

With this class, you will learn to:

  • Comply with all standards of practice, codes of ethics and state statues.
  • Understand the vulnerabilities and risk factors that predispose you to violations.
  • Recognize the early warning signs of ethical and boundary dilemmas.
  • Improve your interaction with patients by adhering to professional boundaries.
  • Reduce the risk of violations by those you manage.
  • Create and implement a tiered Protection Plan to maintain appropriate professional, organizational, and personal boundaries.

GAIN THE REAL-WORLD INFORMATION YOU NEED ABOUT:

  • The full range of boundary violations: sexual and non-sexual.
  • Distinguishing among boundary drifts, crossings and violations.
  • Assessing your own violation potential, risk factors, triggers, and catalysts.
  • The stages of recovery and the challenges offending professionals face post-violation.

PBI Professional Boundaries Course:
PB-24 Enhanced

Three-Day Live Course
Friday through Sunday
Plus Additional Pre-Work

The Enhanced edition includes:

  • A 10-hour online pre-course component: textbook reading and written assignments.
  • Three-day live conference (24 total hours).

PBI Professional Boundaries Course:
PB-24 Extended

Three-Day Live Course
Friday through Sunday
Plus Additional Pre-Work and Follow-Up

The Extended edition includes:

  • A 10-hour online pre-course component: textbook reading and written assignments.
  • Three-day live conference (24 total hours).
  • PLUS post-conference supportive relapse prevention seminars - one hour/week via conference call for one 12-week cycle, with the option of continuing for multiple cycles (which many choose to do).
  • Fulfills California disciplinary orders requiring boundary education

Enhanced Edition and the Extended Edition provide you with opportunities and options not available with other boundary courses.

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Why Multiple Editions?

Our standard course is the live, 24 hour, 3 day conference available throughout the year. However, different States and their regulatory boards mandate different educational requirements as part of their disciplinary orders.

To adapt to these requirements for course approval, PBI and the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine have pioneered the development of the PBI-50 Modular CME System, which allows us to link various courses and sub-components (modules) to create different educational programs tailored to the needs of all fifty States. Bundling various courses into customized programs allows us to offer superior education for less cost to you. The end result is the most cost-effective boundary /ethics education in the country.

Improved Efficacy

The effectiveness of boundary education is its ability to be internalized and integrated into clinical practice to safeguard your patients and yourself over the course of your career. Efficacy dramatically improves when boundary education utilizes multiple teaching formats (online course work, home study, live conferences, and telephonic relapse prevention seminars / reviews) and shifts from the limitations of a single course to extended educational events with continued student- faculty interaction. To achieve this, we have interlinked different courses to create different options depending upon your educational needs and the requirements of your Board.

There are merits for Enhanced education and Extended education. There are many professionals who only need the Essentials but there are those who require or would benefit from “more.”

More is better, because your license depends upon it.

More is better, because your patients deserve more and your board expects it.

When preparing to go before the board, more is always better.

Proactive education means doing more.

CME Information

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education provided by the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Professional Boundaries, Inc. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide medical education for mental health professionals.


Designation Statement

The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates these live activities each for a maximum of 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. mental health professionals should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and the University of California CME Consortium to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all CME activities. Full disclosure of conflicts and conflict resolutions will be made prior to the activity in writing via handout materials, insert, or syllabus.


California Assembly Bill 1195

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195, which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. For specific information regarding Bill 1195 and definitions of cultural and linguistic competency, please visit the CME website at www.meded.uci.edu.