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Course: NEW! Boundaries: When to Say Yes and How to Say No
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

CE Credit Hours: 12
Fee: $60

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The authors presented a significant amount of excellent material in a thoughtful and organized manner. Since helping people with relationships is an important focus of my therapeutic work I am pleased to have some new tools and understanding after reading this book. I think it will be helpful too in my personal growth and spiritual journey. - Steph, LMFT, California


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Boundaries is the seminal text on getting one's life under control. Evidence of this book striking a common human chord is confirmed by sales of more than 700,000 copies and the spawning of specific issue volumes such as Boundaries in Marriage, Boundaries with Kids and Boundaries in Dating.

Cloud and Townsend compare boundaries in a person's life to personal property lines that define the responsibilities and non-responsibilities of each person. They point out each person's boundaries define who they are and, just as importantly, who they are not. The authors encourage the development of healthy boundaries to develop a healthy lifestyle.

While Cloud and Townsend address theoretical issues in Boundaries, it is predominantly practical, replete with helpful anecdotes of everyday life. They provide multiple examples of how boundaries are developed and maintained or sabotaged. Realistic vignettes are presented for typical boundary issues with marriage, families, friends, parenting, work, self and God.

Cloud and Townsend have used a Christian world view in navigating a psychological issue mental health practitioners must address with clients everyday. This book will assist the clinician with his or her own life and it will help them treat others.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:

  • Understand and appreciate the Christian literature and principles about boundaries
  • Identify and define boundaries
  • Understand how boundaries are developed
  • Be familiar with the ten laws of boundaries
  • Understand boundary conflicts in various relationships
  • Learn how effective boundaries affect work and professionalism
  • Be able too assess and address boundary resistance
  • Be able to measure successful growth in clients' boundaries

Syllabus / Course Instructions

  • The Course consists of reading the selected book, successfully completing an online posttest and filling out a course evaluation.
  • The book is not included. It must be purchased separately. We have supplied a link to for your convenience.
  • Purchasing your course will give you access to both a printable copy of the test and an online version. Print the test to use as a companion as you read the book and answer the questions.
  • You cannot exit the online test once you begin, so have your answers available.
Additional Resources On This Site for CE

Additional Resources Not On This Site

  • How People Grow, Henry Cloud and John Townsend, Zondervan Press, Michigan, 2001
  • Bold Love, Dan Allender and Tremper Longman III, Navpress, Colorado, 1992
  • Visit Henry Cloud and John Townsend's Website:

Bio: Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend graduated with doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology at Biola University. They are the best-selling coauthors of numerous books, including the Gold Medallion Award winning, Boundaries and Boundaries in Marriage. Other books in demand are How People Grow, Boundaries in Dating and Boundaries with Kids.

Drs. Cloud and Townsend are in private practice in Newport Beach, California. They are the cofounders of the Cloud-Townsend Clinic and Cloud-Townsend Resources. As popular speakers and consultants, they are frequently on the road and host the national radio program, New Life Live! In addition to coauthoring, they enjoy making individual contributions with such works as Changes That Heal by Dr. Cloud and Hiding from Love by Dr. Townsend.

For more additional information about Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend´┐Żs various seminars, conferences and speaking schedules, please contact them at: