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Boundaries and Dual Relationships

1.Provide a brief case vignette from your area of specialization that describes a dual relationship that you believe would be beneficial. Include the age of the student or client and the setting in which you are working. Support your discussion with specific examples from the ethical standards.

2.Provide a second case vignette from your area of specialization that describes a dual relationship that you believe would be harmful. Include the age of the student or client and the setting in which you are working. Support your discussion with specific examples from the ethical standards.

3.Describe the steps you will take to ensure that the relationships you develop with your students or clients and the decisions you make about boundaries in these relationships will be ethical, legal, and beneficial. Support your ideas with reference to the professional literature.

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Case Scenario:

Dr. Doe is a Neuropsychologist who specializes in depression, Neurofeedback and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. She is also a Part Time Professor at the local Community College. Jessica Nightingale is a student who recently started her last semester and is taking a Human Growth and Development course for her final prerequisite course in the nursing program.

She has been taking this course for the last 9 weeks and she has felt a strong bond with Dr. Doe. The course is now over and Jessica feels she wants to see Dr. Doe as her private therapist. Jessica discloses to Dr. Doe that she has been feeling depressed and would like to start seeing her for counseling since she has had negative experiences with therapists in the past. The issue is that she is having flashbacks, can't concentrate, and feels she is unable to process information. She also discloses that she does not like male therapists and would only feel comfortable seeing Dr. Doe because of her level of training, expertise, and the fact that Dr. Doe, who is a licensed psychologist, and licensed clinical social worker, (she has dual licensure in the small, rural town), has been a practicing psychologist and expert for over 20 years. The only other therapist is town is male and the town is ...

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819 words on a case of dual relationships where a student's teacher might also be her therapist.

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