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Deciding when social relationships become acceptable

When, if ever, do social relationships become acceptable? What criteria should be used to make such decisions? Provide rationale for your selected criteria. Discuss the arguments that have been set forth against social relationships with former clients and whether such limitations should be different depending upon the nature of the service provided (i.e., psychological testing versus ongoing psychotherapy). Provide at least one valid reference. Thanks.

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The relationship between a therapist and a client can create a special bond. However, it is still a professional one, where the therapist is almost always seen as an authority figure. The client discloses personal, intimate information to the therapist, whereas, the therapist does not. The client may feel that they have a close relationship because therapists normally ...

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The social relationships between acceptable criteria are given. The arguments which have been set forth against social relationships with former clients and whether such limitations should be different depending upon the nature of the service provided is given.

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