Dual Relationships And Psychotherapy

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Springer Publishing Company, Jun 21, 2002 - Psychology - 536 pages

ěThe opinions expressed in this publication go directly to the challenges we will collectively face as we enter the 21st century.."
-- from the Foreword by Patrick H. DeLeon, PhD, JD, ABPP, Past President, American Psychological Association


ěThis volume, through a series of diverse approaches and considerations, has dispelled for all time the monolithic notion that dual relationships are always harmful and should be avoided...remarkable and refreshing.î
-- Nicholas A. Cummings, PhD, ScD, Former President., American Psychological Association


This book, the first of its kind, covers the clinical, ethical and legal aspects of non-sexual dual relationships. It provides detailed guidelines on how to navigate the complexities of intended and unintended crossings of the boundaries of the therapeutic relationship. Contributors representing various therapeutic approaches and work settings challenge the prevailing interpretations of ethical standards as presented by the American Psychological and the American Counseling Associations' Code of Ethics. Through case examples, they demonstrate how non-sexual dual relationships may result in increased trust, familiarity, and therapeutic effectiveness.

Discussions include concerns of rural, military, church, hearing impaired and other small communities; behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, and feminist views on DR; and more. This is a book for all practicing therapists.

Appendices contain guidelines to nonsexual dual relationships in psychotherapy.

 

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Contents

Overview and Controversies of Dual Relationships and Psychotherapy
1
The Ethics of Dual Relationships
53
Boundaries
113
Laws Boards Ethics and Other Forensic Matters
167
Dual Relationships in Special Populations
271
Dual Relationships in University Counseling Centers
335
Special Dual Relationships
379
Feminist Perspective on Dual Relationships
423
A Final Peek Behind the Scenes
447
The Last Word
463
Summary of Key Points
469
Guidelines to Nonsexual Dual Relationships in Psychotherapy
473
Author Index
477
Subject Index
485
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