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Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services

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ISBN-10: 0231157010

ISBN-13: 9780231157018

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Frederic G. Reamer

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Should a therapist disclose personal information to a client, accept a client's gift, or provide a former client with a job? Is it appropriate to exchange email or text messages with clients or correspond with them on social networking websites? Some acts, such as initiating a sexual relationship with a client, are clearly prohibited, yet what about more subtle interactions, such as hugging or accepting invitations to a social event or joining a client's social networking site? Can one maintain a friendship with a former client or client's relative, or is this a conflict of interest that ultimately subverts the client-practitioner relationship?In this still-unique resource (originally…    
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 8/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
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.

Boundaries and Dual Relationships: Key Concepts
Boundary Issues in the Human Services
Emerging Boundary Challenges: Social Media and Electronic Communications
A Typology of Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships: A Synopsis
Managing Boundaries and Dual Relationships
Sound Decision Making
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
Self-disclosure: Whose Needs Are Being Met?
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: Self-serving Motives
Giving Gifts to Clients
Meeting Clients in Social or Community Settings
Offering Clients Favors
Accommodating Clients
Self-disclosing to Clients: The Risks of Altruism
Unavoidable and Unanticipated Circumstances
Geographic Proximity: Small and Rural Communities
Conflicts of Interest: Unexpected Challenges
Professional Encounters
Social Encounters
Risk Management: Guidelines and Strategies
Emerging Issues: The Challenge of Electronic Boundaries
Risk-Management Guidelines
Appendix: Excerpts from Codes of Ethics