Boundaries in Psychotherapy: Ethical and Clinical Explorations

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American Psychological Association, 2007 - Medical - 267 pages
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This book is for the professional who feels unsure when entering the gray areas that inevitably arise in psychotherapy practice. The author carefully differentiates between what constitutes appropriate and helpful boundary crossing rather than inappropriate boundary violation and explores the ethical and clinical complexities involved in boundary issues such as the exchange of gifts, nonsexual touch, and more.

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Ofer Zur, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, forensic consultant, and a pioneer of the managed-care-free private practice movement. In his nationwide workshops he has taught about ethics, private practice, burnout, and consulting to thousands of psychotherapists. He also presented the first course ever on dual relationships and how they can increase clinical effectiveness. For many years he taught courses on ethics, research, psychology of gender, and psychology of war at graduate schools, such as the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP, Alameda, CA) and the California School of Integral Studies (CSIS, San Francisco, CA), where he also served as the associate program director. He has written dozens of articles in professional journals on topics, such as dual relationships, effective therapy, private practice development, therapists' families, burnout, victims, gender roles, and the psychology of peace and war. His 1999 article "The Managed Care Free Private Practice Kit" was given the Best Feature Article Award by the Division of Independent Practice (42) of APA.

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