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What are the personal boundaries for therapist in a counselling relationship?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Help the patient
The major concept is to keep the focus on the patient and avoid exploitation.
Exploitation can include misuse of knowledge gained, abuse of power, sexual behavior. In exchange for the time of the therapy the therapist receives a fee as sole compensation. There should be no expectations of favoratism or gift or additional benefit.

In brief: Help the patient
The major concept is to keep the focus on the patient and avoid exploitation.
Exploitation can include misuse of knowledge gained, abuse of power, sexual behavior. In exchange for the time of the therapy the therapist receives a fee as sole compensation. There should be no expectations of favoratism or gift or additional benefit.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
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Dr. Martin Raff
Excellent description of boundaries. If these are exceeded in any manner it will be helpful, not only to you, but to other patients, to report this to the local medical society. Almost all have a patient complaint division which maintains strict confidentiality.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Psychotherapy
It is important for a psychotherapist to establish a warm, friendly environment and at the same time maintaining objectivity as our role is to provide accurate, truthful insight and feedback.

In brief: Psychotherapy
It is important for a psychotherapist to establish a warm, friendly environment and at the same time maintaining objectivity as our role is to provide accurate, truthful insight and feedback.
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
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