Boundaries in Psychotherapy: Ethical and Clinical Explorations

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American Psychological Association, 2007 - Medical - 267 pages
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"This book does not offer simple answers but, rather, examines the nature of boundaries in psychotherapy and helps readers view boundaries through both an ethical and a clinical lens. Readers will learn a decision-making process to help them think through when to cross and when not to cross a boundary. Examples of real-world situations are provided to aid therapists as they think critically about what is most appropriate and most helpful to their clients' well-being. Clinicians, trainers, supervisors, instructors, students, ethicists, licensing boards, administrators, and attorneys will appreciate this thoughtful orientation to the many different boundaries that surround and protect psychotherapists and their clients."--BOOK JACKET.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
BOUNDARIES IN CONTEXT
16
A DecisionMaking Process for Boundary
17
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

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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