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Boundaries & Dual Relationships What Are the Rules?

 

 “Boundaries & Dual Relationships:
What Are the Rules?  Where Should We Draw the Line?”

Mary Alice Fisher, Ph.D.

 

Introduction:

“…but everybody does it!”

  I. Ethical Standards About Boundaries & Dual Relationships

 II. Legal Standards About Boundaries & Dual Relationships

III. Keeping the Frame & Drawing the Lines

     Clinical Meetings Between Therapist & Client

Time & Place
Means
Therapeutic Technique
Beginnings
Interruptions
Endings

Other Meetings Between Therapist & Client

Planned Meetings
Accidental Meetings

 IV. Dual/Multiple Roles

Individual Therapist
Family Therapist
Group Therapist
Colleague
Friend
Partner

  V. Physical Contact

Erotic
Non-Erotic

 VI. Therapist Self-Disclosure

Clinically-Related
Non Clinically-Related

VII. Giving/Receiving Intimate Gestures

Gifts
Invitations

IX. Understandings About Post-Termination Contacts

  X.  Self-Exploration

Workshop History:
Saturday, June 8, 2019—Fairfax VA