ERIC Number: ED340985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Dual Relationships in Counseling.
Herlihy, Barbara; Corey, Gerald
Issues involving dual relationships in counseling are discussed in this monograph. Dual relationships occur when counselors have another, significantly different, relationship with one of their clients, students, or supervisees. This monograph is intended to be a resource that reflects the current thinking of the counseling profession and that represents the diversity of opinion that exists. The book is organized in four parts: Part I contains two chapters that provide a general introduction and overview of dual relationships. In chapter 1 the issues and areas of concern are defined. In chapter 2 the focus is on sexual dual relationships. The considerable body of existing literature is reviewed and discussed and questions are raised about some "gray areas." The remainder of the monograph focuses primarily on non-sexual dual relationships. In part II (containing chapters 3, 4, and 5) issues in the preparation and supervision of counselor trainees are examined. Part III (containing chapters 6-11) focuses on how dual relationships affect practitioners in various settings and aspects of their work. Issues that confront counselors in private practice, college personnel workers, school counselors, rehabilitation counselors, group counselors, and consultants are discussed. In the single chapter of part IV (chapter 12) key themes are identified, questions are asked to encourage integration and reflection, and a decision-making model is presented. It is noted that dual relationships, especially nonsexual dual relationships, will in all probability continue to be discussed and debated well into the 1990s. (ABL)
Descriptors: College Students, Conflict of Interest, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Educators, Counselor Training, Counselors, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Sexuality, Supervisors
American Association for Counseling and Development, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304 (Order #72032, $23.95).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association for Counseling and Development, Alexandria, VA.