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Psychology Questions about Relationships, Health Issues, etc.

B) You have been seeing a client in therapy for about one year to deal with issues having to do with relationships. The client has had difficulty with relationships in the past. During the course of your therapy with her, the client meets someone, falls in love, and is planning a wedding. She comes into her session very excited and tells you that she wants you to come to her wedding. She believes strongly that she would not have been able to take this step had she not been in therapy with you.

c) You have begun seeing a client in therapy and find that his insurance does not cover outpatient mental health issues. You suggest to the client that you will continue to see him for a reduced rate so that he is able to continue and pay out of pocket for his sessions.

d) A client you have been seeing for six months is now finished with therapy. At his last session, he presents you with a very expensive painting that he believes would look good in your office. He states he is very grateful for all you have done for him and wants to show his appreciation to you.

e) You receive a telephone call from someone who identifies himself as Sergeant Williams of your cities police department. He informs you that they have just arrested someone who refuses to give them any information. They found one of your cards in his wallet and are hoping that you will be able to identify him and give them some information regarding the person that was arrested. The description of the person sounds very much like that of one of your clients.

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B. This situation violates ethics code 3.05 (Multiple Relationships) as the client is requesting the therapist to enter into a multiple relationship with her by going to her wedding. To handle this dilemma, I would explain this to my client and tell her that it would be ethically wrong to attend her wedding. I would suggest that she keep seeing me though as she is entering a new relationship and will definitely still need my help in this area until we both agree that she is stable and comfortable in her new relationship. I might even suggest that she needs to slow down and not get married so fast because she has had problems with relationships in the past. We would have to discuss all of this extensively until some kind of agreement between us is reached. Thus, I would suggest to the client that she continue therapy ...

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Psychology questions regarding relationships and health issues are examined are examined.