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Tangled Relationships Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services

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ISBN-10: 0231121164

ISBN-13: 9780231121163

Edition: 2001

Authors: Frederic G. Reamer

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Should a therapist counsel a former lover or accept a client's gift? If so, has a boundary been crossed? Some boundary issues, like beginning a sexual relationship with a client, are obvious pitfalls to avoid, but what about more subtle issues, like hugging a client or disclosing personal information to a client? What are the boundaries of maintaining a friendship with a former client or the relative of a client? When do conflicts of interest overburden the client-practitioner relationship? Frederic Reamer, a leading authority on professional ethics, offers a definitive and up-to-date analysis of boundary issues, a rapidly emerging topic in the field of human services. One of the only…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/29/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 225
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Frederic G. Reamer is a professor of social work at Rhode Island College. He has had years of experience working in the criminal justice system and is the author and editor of several books on crime and social work, including Criminal Lessons: Case Studies and Commentary on Crime and Justiceand Tangled Relationships: Managing Boundary Issues in the Human Services.

Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships: Key Concepts
Boundary Issues in the Human Services
A Typology of Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships
Managing Dual Relationships
Sound Decision Making
The Role of Practitioner Impairment
Intimate Relationships
Sexual Relationships with Clients
Sexual Relationships with Former Clients
Counseling Former Sexual Partners
Sexual Relationships with Clients' Relatives or Acquaintances
Sexual Relationships with Supervisees, Trainees, Students, and Colleagues
Physical Contact
Emotional and Dependency Needs
Friendships with Clients
Unconventional Interventions
Affectionate Communications
Community-based Contact with Clients
Personal Benefit
Barter for Services
Business and Financial Relationships
Advice and Services
Favors and Gifts
Conflicts of Interest
Giving Gifts to Clients
Meeting Clients in Social or Community Settings
Offering Clients Favors
Accommodating Clients
Self-disclosing to Clients
Unavoidable and Unanticipated Circumstances
Geographic Proximity
Conflicts of Interest
Professional Encounters
Social Encounters