ERIC Number: ED408531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Boundary Issues in Counseling: Multiple Roles and Responsibilities.
Herlihy, Barbara; Corey, Gerald
Dual or multiple relationships may be one of the most controversial of all issues in counseling. The nature of these kinds of relationships, the current thinking on the topic, and the diversity of opinions and perspectives touching this issue are explored in this book. The introduction provides an overview of dual relationships, followed by chapter-length discussions of such topics as boundary issues, sexual dual relationships, and the client's perspective. The next three chapters examine issues in the preparation and supervision of counselor trainees, and include discussions of issues in counselor education, in supervision and consultation, and in the training of group counselors. Chapters 7 through 10 focus on how dual relationships affect practitioners in various settings and aspects of their work, including issues that confront counselors in the community as they work with a diverse client population. Also of concern are the unique boundary issues that arise in specialty areas of practice, such as private practice, group and family counseling, substance abuse counseling, working with clients who are living with HIV, rehabilitation counseling, forensic work, school counseling, and higher education. The final chapter identifies key themes, offers discussion questions, and provides a decision-making model. Contains an index and approximately 170 references. (RJM)
Descriptors: Behavior, Client Attitudes (Human Services), Codes of Ethics, Conflict of Interest, Consultants, Counseling, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Educators, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Ethics, Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Interpersonal Relationship, Responsibility
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order No. 72637).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Boundaries; Counselor Supervisors; Dual Relationships (Counseling); Professional Behavior; Professional Ethics; Sexual Relationships