Multiple Relationships in Psychotherapy and Counseling

Unavoidable, Common and Mandatory Dual Relations in Therapy

Edited by Ofer Zur, Ph.D.

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This first-of-a-kind analysis will focus exclusively on unavoidable and mandated multiple relationships between clients and psychotherapists. The book will cover the ethics of a range of venues and situations where dual relationships are mandated, such as in the military, prisons/jails, and police departments, and settings where multiple relationships are unavoidable, such as rural communities, graduate schools and training institutions, faith, spiritual, recovery or 12-step, minority and disabled communities, total institutions, and sport psychology. The complexities of social network ethics and digital dual relationships, such as clients becoming ‘friends’ or ‘fans’ on their therapists’ social media pages are discussed. Finally, the book will discuss the complexities and multiple roles that inevitably emerge in supervisory relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138937772
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 11/29/2016
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Ofer Zur, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), lecturer, ethics consultant, and forensic expert. He is the director of the Zur Institute, Inc., which offers over over 125 online continuing education courses for mental health practitioners. He also has been practicing psychotherapy in California for over 25 years. Dr. Zur is one of the top experts in the field of psychological ethics applying non-dogmatic approach to multiple relationships and therapeutic boundaries. He is the author of numerous of articles and of four books.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Book: On Mandatory, Common and Unavoidable Multiple Relationships in Psychotherapy and Counseling
By: Ofer Zur, Ph.D.

Section I: Introduction and Ethical Decision Making for Boundaries & Multiple Relationships in Psychotherapy and Counseling

  • Chapter 1: An Introduction to Boundaries and Multiple Relationships for Psychotherapists: Issues, Challenges, and Recommendations.
    Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy.D.
  • Chapter 2: Mandated Multiple Relationships and Ethical Decision-Making.
    Jeffrey Younggren, Ph.D. & Michael Gottlieb, Ph.D.

Section II: Mandatory Multiple Relationships in Military, Police, and Forensic Settings

  • Chapter 3: Unavoidable and Mandated Multiple Relationships in Military Settings.
    W. Brad Johnson, Ph.D. & Shannon J. Johnson, Ph.D.
  • Chapter 4: Multiple Relationships in Police Psychology: Common, Unavoidable, and Navigable Occurrences.
    Jeni L. McCutchen, Psy.D.
  • Chapter 5: The Complexities of Dual Relationships in Forensic and Correctional Practice: Safety vs. Care.
    Alex S. Ward & Tony Ward, Ph.D.
  • Chapter 6: Multiple Relationships in Forensic Settings.
    David L. Shapiro, Ph.D., J.D. & Lenore E. A. Walker, Ed.D.

Section III: Unavoidable Multiple Relationships

  • Chapter 7: Unavoidable Incidental Contacts and Multiple Relationships in Rural Practice.
    Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy.D.
  • Chapter 8: Multiple Relationships in Faith Communities.
    Randolph K. Sanders, Ph.D.
  • Chapter 9: Multiple Relationships in Sports Psychology.
    Steve F. Bucky, Ph.D. & Ronald A. Stolberg, Ph.D.
  • Chapter 10: Multiple Relationships in Recovery Communities.
    Adam Silberstein, Psy.D. & Lindsey Boone, M.A.
  • Chapter 11: The Challenge of Multiple Relationships in Total Institutions.
    Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Section IV: Common-Normal Multiple Relationships in Higher Educational Settings

  • Chapter 12: Multiple Relationships in Educational Settings.
    Gerald P. Koocher, Ph.D. & Patricia Keith Spiegel, Ph.D.
  • Chapter 13: Multiple Relationships and Multiple Roles in Higher Education: Maintaining Multiple Roles and Relationships in Counselor Education.
    Jude Austin, Ph.D., Julius Austin, Ph.D., Michelle Muratori, Ph.D., and Gerald Corey, Ed.D.
  • Chapter 14: Multiple Relationships and Multiple Roles in Higher Education: Teaching Group Counseling with a Didactic and Experiential Focus.
    Gerald Corey, Ed.D., Marianne Schneider Corey, M.A., Michelle Muratori, Ph.D., Jude Austin, Ph.D. and Julius Austin, Ph.D.

Section V: Multiple Relationships in CyberSpace

  • Chapter 15: Digital and Social Media Multiple Relationships on the Internet.
    Keely Kolmes, Ph.D.
  • Chapter 16: Multiple Relationships in a Digital World: Unprecedented Ethical and Risk- management Challenges.
    Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Section VI: Multiple Relationships and Multiple Roles in Unique Settings of Supervision

  • Chapter 17: Multiple Relationships and Clinical Supervision.
    Carol A. Falender, Ph.D.


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