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Our main goal for this course is to make a strong case for vigilance and ongoing self-awareness when making decisions about boundary crossing with clients.
Consider these scenarios: With the exception of boundary violations that clearly violate any standard of care, ethics codes cannot possibly give specific guidance when it comes to mandating appropriate ways to socially interact with counseling and psychotherapy clients across all possible situations.
This course material will equip clinicians with a basic understanding of core ethical principles and standards related to the topics discussed and ethical decision-making generally, but cannot cover every possible circumstance.
When in doubt, we advise consultation with knowledgeable colleagues and/or professional association ethics committees. Ethics charges based on inappropriate role-blurring account for the majority of ethics complaints and licensing board actions (Bader, 1994; Koocher & Keith-Spiegel, 2016; Montgomery & Cupit, 1999; Neukrug, Milliken, & Walden, 2001; Sonne, 1994). Boundary issues can arise in ways that therapists may not initially predict or even recognize.
It is not our intention to trivialize the seriousness of the issues.
On the surface, the loosening of restrictions also feels more protective of therapists, allowing for leeway as to how therapists and their clients interact.