This handbook offers much-needed guidance on professional and ethical boundaries in client-therapist interactions. Replete with real-life examples, the book presents practical solutions to dilemmas, judgment calls, and sensitive situations including confidentiality, sexual attraction, socializing with clients, negotiating fees, and deciding when to stop working with a client.
This edition's new communication chapter gives specific suggestions for what to say in various situations, emphasizing the importance of tone and intention. A new section explains how to set limits and why setting limits is crucial. This edition offers a clearer explanation of transference and countertransference with more real-life examples. Each chapter includes new Questions for Reflection.