Managing risk when contemplating multiple relationships

Jeffrey N. Younggren, Michael C. Gottlieb

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Abstract

Entering into dual relationships with psychotherapy patients has been a topic of significant controversy in professional psychology. Although these types of extratherapeutic alliances have generally been considered to be unethical conduct, some authors recently have supported their development as both ethical and, in some cases, even therapeutic (A. Lazarus & O. Zur, 2002). In this article, the authors briefly review the general literature regarding dual relationships and offer the reader guidelines in applying an ethically based, risk-managed, decision-making model that could be helpful when a practitioner is considering entering into such relationships or when such relationships inadvertently develop.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)255-260
Number of pages6
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2004

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Managing risk when contemplating multiple relationships. / Younggren, Jeffrey N.; Gottlieb, Michael C.

In: Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, Vol. 35, No. 3, 06.2004, p. 255-260.

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