Home Office

Resources & References

An Online Course:
Home Office


  • Ahrentzen, S. B. (1990). Managing conflict by managing boundaries: How professional homeworkers cope with multiple roles at home. Environment and Behavior, 22(6), 723-752.
  • Auvil, C.A. & Silver, B.W. (1984). Therapist self-disclosure: when is it appropriate? Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 22, 57 – 61.
  • Botton, J. (unknown) Recession Woes Have You Thinking of Home-basing Your Psychotherapy Business? The Good, the Bad and the Snuggly of Home Offices for Psychotherapists. Retrieved from http://www.dr-jane-bolton.com/support-files/home-basing-business.pdf
  • Bridges, N. A. (2001). Therapist’s self-disclosure: expanding the comfort zone. Psychotherapy, 38, 21 – 30.
  • Chused, J. (1990), Neutrality in the Analysis of Action-Prone. Clark, S,C. (2000). Work/family border theory: A new theory of work/family balance. Human Relations, 53(6), 747-770.
  • Devlin, A. S., & Nasar, J. L. (2012). Impressions of psychotherapists’ offices: Do therapists and clients agree? Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 43, 118-122. doi:10.1037/a0027292
  • Edwards, J. R., & Rothbard, N. P. (1999). Work and family stress and well being: An examination of person-environment fit in the work and family domains. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 77(2), 85-129.
  • Ellard, C. (2014). Working effectively from home requires insight into your own psychology. Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/mind-wandering/201404/the-psychology-the-home-office.
  • Friedman, D. (2012). Home is where the client is. Counseling Today, September. Retrieved from https://ct.counseling.org/2012/09/home-is-where-the-client-is/
  • Green, P . (March 6, 2008). What’s in a chair?. New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/06/garden/06shrink.html
  • Hirsch, I. (2008). Coasting in the countertransference: Conflicts of self-interest between analyst and patient. New York, NY: The Analytic Press.
  • Keisner, R. H.. (1990). The Emotional Impact of a Home Office. In E. Margenau (Ed.) The Encyclopedic Handbook of Private Practice. New York: Gardner Press.
  • Kossek,, E. (2003), Setting Boundaries Between Work and Life Helps Families Thrive. Retrieved from Michigan State University Newsroom database.
  • Langs, R. (2007) One mind or two: Divergent views of the home-office setting: Commentary on Maroda (2006). Psychoanalytic Psychology 24(1), 180-186. DOI: 10.1037/0736-9735.24.1.180
  • Lazarus, A. A., & Zur, O. (Eds.). (2002). Dual relationships and psychotherapy. New York: Springer.
  • Maeder, T. (1989). Children of Psychiatrists and other psychotherapists. New York: Harper & Row Publisher.
  • Maroda, K. J. (2007). Ethical considerations of the home office. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 24(1), 173 – 179. doi:10.1037/0736-9735.24.1.173
  • Mills, J. (2007), The Immorality of the Home Office. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 24(4):720-723
  • Pepper, R. S. (2003a). Be it ever so humble: The controversial issue of psychotherapy groups in the home office setting. Groups, 27(1), 41-52.
  • Pepper, R. S. (2003b). Be it ever so humble: The controversial issue of psychotherapy groups in the home office setting. Groups, 27(1), 41-52. doi:10.1023/A:1022932719908
  • Pleck, J. H. (1977). The work-family role system. Social Problems, 24, 417-427.
  • Ritvo, E. (2012). The Therapist’s Office. Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-beauty-prescription/201205/the-therapists-office
  • Schwartz, R.S. (1993). Managing closeness in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy, 30 (4), 61-67.
  • Woody R. H. (1999). Domestic violations of confidentiality. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice. 30(6), 607-610.
  • Zur, O. (2001). Out-of-Office Experience: When crossing office boundaries and engaging in dual relationships are clinically beneficial and ethically sound. The Independent Practitioner, 21 (1), 96-100. Retrieved from https://www.zurinstitute.com/out_of_office.pdf
  • Zur, O. (2004a). To cross or not to cross: Do boundaries in therapy protect or harm.The Psychotherapy Bulletin, 39(3), 27-32.
  • Zur, O. (2004b). The Standard of Care in Psychotherapy and Counseling: Bringing Clarity to an Illusive Standard. Retrieved from https://www.zurinstitute.com/standardofcaretherapy.html.
  • Zur, O. (2007a). Boundaries in psychotherapy: Ethical and clinical explorations. Washington, DC: APA Books.
  • Zur, O. (2007b). Home Office, Chapter 7, Boundaries in Psychotherapy: Ethical and Clinical Explorations. Washington, DC: APA Books.
  • Zur, O. (Ed.) (2017). Multiple Relationships in Psychotherapy and Counseling: Unavoidable, Common and Mandatory Dual Relations in Therapy. New York: Routledge.

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