Dual Relationships and Boundaries

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Dual Relationships and Boundaries University of Phoenix Professor Rawls PSYCH 545 September 2012
The purpose of this paper is to examine dual relationships and boundaries. Scenarios are presented in class, these scenarios deal with different types of dual relationships. The objective for this assignment was selecting one for examination. After a scenario is selected the concept of the dual relationship is evaluated. In this evaluation the concept of dual relationships will be defined. The scenario will be analyzed, and the ethical issues will be presented.

Dual Relationships and Boundaries The intent of this paper is to analyze dual relationships and
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In return I am providing services for her in exchange but the outcome can be bad and good. The bad part would be that she cannot do the job properly and I have to cancel our agreement and terminate her a s a client for non-payment. The good part could be she is an excellent worker and this situation helped me because I have extra a staff member. Another plus is the client is still able to get her sessions and not worry about the payments.

Challenges Trading goods and services is can work out for the best when it is not clinically contraindicated, and the relationship is not exploitative. I am on the line with exploration. If I offered my client services for free with no work or payment in return, I can certainly help her with her sessions but it would be at a lost for me. I am offering her an exchange which will benefit her but it also benefits me. Most often, the word exploitation is used to refer to economic exploitation; that is, the act of using another person's labor without offering them an adequate compensation. The wage the client would make in two days working for me would pay for her sessions so that would make us equal. I am working within the barter system. Bartering has been a controversial issue among psychotherapists. Bartering is when goods and services are exchanged. Consumer protection agencies, licensing boards, ethics committees and risk management experts often frown upon all forms of bartering” (Zur, 2011). I
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