A boundary is anything that marks a limit. In a professional practice, boundaries are the parameters of conduct of a professional relationship which are intended to prevent behavior that jeopardizes the well-being of the client.

Boundaries can be characterized according to general categories: boundaries of propriety and space, behavioral, verbal and energetic. They may include, but not be limited to the issues of role; time; place and space; money; gifts, services, and related matters; clothing; language; self- disclosure and related matters; and physical contact.

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