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Ethics in Pyschology

1. What are the rules about sexual intimacy with a client? A former client?
2. What should you do if you become aware of sexual feelings toward your client?

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1. What are the rules about sexual intimacy with a client? A former client?

Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (updated 2010) states in section 3.08 Exploitative Relationships states "Psychologists do not exploit persons over whom they have supervisory, evaluative or other authority such as clients/patients, students, supervisees, research participants and employees." Additional citations from the referenced code of conduct are found below with the section number:

10.08 Sexual Intimacies with Former Therapy Clients/Patients

(a) Psychologists do not engage in sexual intimacies with former clients/patients for at least two years after cessation or termination of ...

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Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (updated 2010) states in section 3.08 Exploitative Relationships states "Psychologists do not exploit persons over whom they have supervisory, evaluative or other authority such as clients/patients, students, supervisees, research participants and employees." Additional citations from the referenced code of conduct are found below with the section number:

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