Nonsexual Relationships Between Psychotherapists and Their Former Clients: Obligations of Psychologists
Pipes, Randolph B.
Ethics and Behavior. 1997; 7(1): 27-41.
This article examines the issue of nonsexual relationships between psychologists and their former therapy clients. What little research is available concerning nonsexual relationships with former clients suggests that psychologists have clear reservations about some of these relationships, especially personal ones and intentional social interactions. Relationships immediately following termination are seen as particularly suspect. Drawing on the literature dealing with multiple relationships in general, and sexual relationships with former clients in particular, a number of arguments are made outlining why psychologists should avoid significant nonsexual relationships with former clients for at least some period of time following termination.
Attitudes; Codes of Ethics; Consensus; Empirical Research; Ethics; Friends; Guidelines; Health; Health Personnel; Literature; Misconduct; Moral Obligations; Organizations; Professional Organizations; Professional Patient Relationship; Psychology; Psychotherapy; Regulation; Research; Risk; Self Regulation; Sexuality; Standards; Time Factors; Vulnerable Populations;
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