PBI Mission Statement
To safeguard the public by providing clinicians and educators preventative education and personalized remedial interventions that reduce lapses in professionalism, thereby improving competence and performance.
Since 2001, PBI Education has been dedicated to providing high-quality, continuing education events that are clinically and academically based on the topics of professional boundaries, civility and communication, ethics, medical record keeping, prescribing practices, risk management, and law. These educational experiences assist professionals to perform optimally and ethically, as demonstrated by improvements in competence, performance, and care, thereby elevating the overall health and safety of the public.
We believe everyone has the potential to slide down the slippery slope and make a mistake—but not everyone slips. In our courses, participants first examine their flawed reasoning and understand how they initially failed to uphold professional conduct. Our faculty then guide them to develop the insights and habits essential to move forward as a safer professional.
Our Faculty are committed to excellence in education and an individualized approach to teaching. Faculty are selected based on their clinical, academic, and professional expertise. Additionally, faculty are approved through our joint providership with the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.
Dr. Stephen Schenthal is trained as a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Board Certified Diplomate in Clinical Social Work. In 2001, after his medical license was revoked for a professional boundary violation, Dr. Schenthal created the Smart Boundaries™ courses and seminars with the goal of protecting professionals and the public they serve by preventing the occurrence of boundary violations.
Prior to PBI, Mark served as vice president of marketing & communications for a local publishing firm for five years and he has served 12 years at The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. While serving for the Chamber he graduated from The Institute of Organizational Management (US Chamber) in 2008 and received the designation of Accredited Chamber Executive (ACE) from the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives. Mark graduated from The Ohio State University and Washington University in St. Louis. When not working, Mark is passionate about his family, his dog, walking & exercising, cooking, art, Ohio State football and enjoys a great adventure.
Accreditation and Disclosure Statements
Designated CME courses have 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 physicians.
California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. It is the intent of the bill, which went into effect on July 1, 2006, to encourage physicians and surgeons, CME providers in the state of California, and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to meet the cultural and linguistic concerns of a diverse patient population through appropriate professional development. The planners, speakers and authors of this CME activity have been encouraged to address issues relevant in their topic area. In addition, a variety of resources are available that address cultural and linguistic competency, some of which are included in your syllabus or handout materials. Additional resources and information about AB1195 can be found on the UCI CME website at meded.uci.edu/cme.
Professional Boundaries, Inc. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15761
Professional Boundaries, Inc. is an accredited provider of continuing education courses for pharmacy professionals under the requirements of California Accreditation for Pharmacy Education and the California Board of Pharmacy. CAPE PROVIDER #217
Professional Boundaries, Inc. is a CE Broker approved provider.
PBI Education is independently funded, no outside funding is received. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, PBI faculty and planners for these activities have executed and filed with the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Continuing Education, Disclosure of Conflict of Interest documentation related to any relevant financial relationship with commercial interests.