Counseling Dual Relationships Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Counseling Dual Relationships Introduction In psychotherapy dual relationships take place wen therapists have second considerably distinct relationships with their clients besides the conventional client-counselor one. This can be an expert relationship like playing the role of both teacher and therapist or it might be of a non-expert nature like in the case of counselors who are intimate partners or friends of the people seeking therapy (Hoffman 2015). Because of the complications which might arise in nonsexual and sexual circumstances the existence of dual relationships yields ethical considerations and prospectively legal concerns. Nevertheless dual relationships can be ethical; they may pave way for strengthened relationships or advantageous exchange of services and goods. The distinguishing aspect between unethical and ethical relationships is establishing mutual trust or confidence and whether they are misused or honored. Multiple relationships refer to the situations where therapists are involved confidentiality identifying clients and roles and knowing the difference between termination and abandonment to mention just a few (Herlihy & Corey 2015). Conclusion In short in order to be completely ready to tackle the necessities of clients in nonsexual relationship situations it is critical that therapists train themselves on the prospective consequences and complexities which might arise. They should take time in assessing how the dual relationships might impact the ability of their clients to delve deep and encounter difficult problems. In certain instances the duality of the relationship might be advantageous from experiential clinical viewpoint. References Herlihy B. & Corey G. (2015). Sexual Dual Relationships. Boundary Issues in Counseling 33-58. doi:10.1002/9781119221586.ch2 Hoffman R. M. (2015). Sexual Dual Relationships in Counseling: Confronting the Issues. Counseling and Values 40(1) 15-23. doi:10.1002/j.2161-007x.1995.tb00383.x Rocco Cottone R. (2010). Roles and Relationships With Clients in Rehabilitation Counseling: Beyond the Concept of Dual Relationships. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin 53(4) 226-231. doi:10.1177/0034355210368565 [...]
Your director has asked you to create a white paper for dissemination to all supervising counselors. This paper is to address the following 2 different purposes: To provide all supervising counselors with a full knowledge relating to the potential consequences of multiple relationships. To detail appropriate policies for dealing with multiple relationships To complete this paper of 1,000 words minimum, you must do the following: Be sure to cite all references in APA style format. Describe the different types of multiple/dual relationships that can be engaged in by chemical dependency counselors. Describe the negative effects that can stem from a multiple/dual relationship to the client, counselor, supervising counselor, and/or agency. Describe the types of discipline common for certain types of dual/multiple relationships. Describe the relationship between malpractice lawsuits and multiple/dual relationships. The final section of your paper should contain your proposal for dealing with multiple relationships between counselors and clients, between counselors and former clients, between counselors and family members of clients or former clients, and between supervising counselors and supervisees.