Kaitlyn O'Connor 1 COU 609.1 Ethical Practice Activity (#3.3) Boundary Issues Dual Relationships 1. Develop a list of the potential benefits of dual relationships. a. New friend b. Possible connections for more clients c. Small communities: more clients d. Possible love interest (not for me since I have one) 2. Develop a list of the potential risks. a. Losing license b. Possible stalkers c. Reputation at stake d. Possibility of court- what if a client and I are no longer friends? e. Possible exploitation of the client (fears, desires)- gets me in trouble 3. Do the benefits outweigh the risks, or is the reverse true? a. I do not believe the benefits outweigh the risks. Attaining a license is a process involving much time, effort, and sacrifice; therefore I do not believe a sexual encounter is worth throwing all of my hard work away. While I could develop a friendship after five years with a client I do not believe I will due to the emotional
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- Spring '14