Boundaries Violation Dual Relationships Essay

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PORCHÉ FINAL EXAM Case I Boundaries Violation Dual Relationships Boundary violation occurs when a client has developed a dependent relationship with the therapist and therapist will not refer out, which means that the therapist has loyalty to do no harm upon clients (Welfel, 2013/2010). Undue influence (Conflictual dual relationships) according the Colorado Association of Psychotherapist (2013): Therapist shall not enter into a therapeutic relationship with a client where there is undue influence to the detriment of the client or where there is a risk of exploitation or impaired judgment by the therapist. Therapist “need be particularly thoughtful to struggles that might rise during a dual relations or after a therapeutic relationship”…show more content…
Apparently, Howard does not understand the Colorado law (2014) states, failing to dismiss a relationship with a patient when it was sensibly clear that the patient was not helping a therapeutic relationship not gain value for the future is a violation of (sec 12-43-222 (g) (i) (j) (k) p. 15). Becoming a high risk with the likely hood of symptoms becoming worse because of psychotherapist. Howard has failed ethically on terminating treatment. Therefore, having the possibility of existing facilitated of dependency, and the client feels she needs treatment to survive in society due to her emotional issues according to ACA (2014) (sec. A. 11. (a) (c), p.6). Regardless of the length of treatment, Howard need to prepare his clients for terminations states Corey, et al. (2011/2007). AMHCA (2010) (sec. 5. b) states, “mental health counselors terminate when it is reasonably clear that the client is no longer benefiting, when services are no longer required, when counseling no longer serves the needs and /or interests of the client, or the agency or institution limits do not allow the provision of further counseling service (sec. A. 11.a, p. 3). Therefore, an effective termination process secures a trust in the overall treatment process, while minimizing the return of symptoms or feeling or exploration. Termination is a key phase of every client’s treatment, and the therapists should help the client plan for it, prepare for it, and process it during this process
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