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Setting Clear and Ethical Boundaries with Clients
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Section 16

Ethics CE Test | Table of Contents

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Peer-Reviewed Journal Article References:
Barnett, J. E., Behnke, S. H., Rosenthal, S. L., & Koocher, G. P. (2007). In case of ethical dilemma, break glass: Commentary on ethical decision making in practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(1), 7–12.

Berzofsky, M. (2010). Review of Turning points in dynamic psychotherapy: Initial assessment, boundaries, money, disruptions and suicidal cases and The damaged core: Origins, dynamics, manifestations and treatment [Review of the books Turning points in dynamic psychotherapy: Initial assessment, boundaries, money, disruptions and suicidal cases, The damaged core: Origins, dynamics, manifestations and treatment, by S. Akhtar & S. Akhtar]. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 27(4), 539–540.

Bonitz, V. (2008). Use of physical touch in the "talking cure": A journey to the outskirts of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 45(3), 391–404. 

Carsky, M. (2020). How treatment arrangements enhance transference analysis in transference-focused psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic Psychology. Advance online publication.

Drum, K. B., & Littleton, H. L. (2014). Therapeutic boundaries in telepsychology: Unique issues and best practice recommendations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 45(5), 309–315.

Geller, S. M., & Porges, S. W. (2014). Therapeutic presence: Neurophysiological mechanisms mediating feeling safe in therapeutic relationships. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 24(3), 178–192.

Hague, C., Holland, A. A., & Gottlieb, M. (2019). Selected ethical issues in computerized cognitive training. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. Advance online publication.

James, K., & Stewart, D. (2018). Blurred boundaries—A qualitative study of how acts of self-harm and attempted suicide are defined by mental health practitioners. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 39(4), 247–254.

Kertay, L., & Reviere, S. L. (1993). The use of touch in psychotherapy: Theoretical and ethical considerations. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 30(1), 32–40.

Magnavita, J. J., Levy, K. N., Critchfield, K. L., & Lebow, J. L. (2010). Ethical considerations in treatment of personality dysfunction: Using evidence, principles, and clinical judgment. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 41(1), 64–74. 

Mayer, D. M., Ong, M., Sonenshein, S., & Ashford, S. J. (2019). The money or the morals? When moral language is more effective for selling social issues. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104(8), 1058–1076.

Pachter, W. S., Fox, R. E., Zimbardo, P., & Antonuccio, D. O. (2007). Corporate funding and conflicts of interest: A primer for psychologists. American Psychologist, 62(9), 1005–1015. 

Pinner, D. H., & Kivlighan, D. M. III. (2018). The ethical implications and utility of routine outcome monitoring in determining boundaries of competence in practice. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 49(4), 247–254.

Sah, S., & Feiler, D. (2020). Conflict of interest disclosure with high-quality advice: The disclosure penalty and the altruistic signal. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 26(1), 88–104. 

Samstag, L. (2012). Introduction to the special section on ethical issues in clinical writing. Psychotherapy, 49(1), 1–2.

Schoendorff, B., & Steinwachs, J. (2012). Using Functional Analytic Therapy to train therapists in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a conceptual and practical framework. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 7(2-3), 135–137.

Stenzel, C. L., & Rupert, P. A. (2004). Psychologists' Use of Touch in Individual Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 41(3), 332–345.

Summers, F. (2017). Sexual relationships between patient and therapist: Boundary violation or collapse of the therapeutic space? Psychoanalytic Psychology, 34(2), 175–181. 

Twohig, M. P., Ong, C. W., Krafft, J., Barney, J. L., & Levin, M. E. (2019). Starting off on the right foot in acceptance and commitment therapy. Psychotherapy, 56(1), 16–20.

Waska, R. (2011). Review of A disturbance in the field: Essays in transference-countertransference engagement [Review of the book A disturbance in the field: Essays in transference-Countertransference engagement, by S. Cooper]. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 28(3), 465–470. 

Wilson, C. M., & Christensen, B. K. (2012). Ethical issues relevant to the assessment of suicide risk in nonclinical research settings. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 33(1), 54–59.

Additional References:
Abramson, M. (1996a). Reflections on Knowing Oneself Ethically: Toward a Working Framework for Social Work Practice. Families in Society, 77(4), 195-202.

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. (2015, January 1). Code of Ethics. Retrieved from http://www.aamft.org/iMIS15/AAMFT/Content/Legal_Ethics/Code_of_Ethics.aspx

American Counseling Association. (2014). ACA Code of Ethics. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/docs/ethics/2014-aca-code-of-ethics.pdf?sfvrsn=4

American Psychological Association (APA). (2017, January 1). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code

Barker, R. L. (1998). Milestones in the Development of Social Work and Social Welfare. Washington, DC: NASW Press. Rankin, Mary, JD employed by the Healthcare Training Institute to research and write the article Evolution of Social Work Ethics. Edited by Tracy Appleton, LCSW. The reference Barker, Robert L. Milestones in the Development of Social Work and Social Welfare. Washington, DC NASW Press, 1998.

Barnett, Jeffrey E. Sexual Feelings and Behaviors in the Psychotherapy Relationship: An Ethics Perspective. Journal of Clinical Psychology. Feb2014, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p170-181. 12p. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.22068.

Barr, Paul J., Scholi, Isabelle, Bravo, Pauline, Faber, Marjan J., Elwyn, Glyn, and McAllister, Marion. Assessment of Patient Empowerment - A Systematic Review of Measures. PLoS ONE. May 2015. 10(5).

Bellesheim, Katherine R. Ethical Challenges and Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals Working With Family Caregivers of Individuals With Serious Mental Illness. Ethics & Behavior. October 2016, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p607-620.

Bemecker, Samantha L. Helping Clients Help Themselves: Managing Ethical Concerns When Offering Guided Self-Help Interventions in Psychotherapy Practice. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice. Apr2014, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p111-119. 9p. DOI: 10.1037/a0036118.

Brems, Christiane PhD. Dealing with Challenges in Psychotherapy and Counseling, Brooks and Cloe, New York, 2000.

Brill, Naomi PhD. Working with People, Longman, New York, 1997.

Buhari, 'Bunmi. Therapeutic Relationships and Professional Boundaries. IFE PsychologIA. 2013 Special Edition, Vol. 21 Issue 3-S, p162-168. 7p.

Brush, LISW, Janel J. Employed by Healthcare Training Institute to research and write the article Setting the Boundary between Empowerment and Enabling

Butheil, TC PhD. The Concept of Boundaries in Clinical Practice; Theoretical and Risk-Management Dimensions. American Journal of Psychiatry 1999, 188-96.

Calmes, Stephanie A.; Piazza, Nick J.; Laux, John M. The Use of Touch in Counseling: An Ethical Decision-Making Model. Counseling & Values. Apr2013, Vol. 58 Issue 1, p59-68. 10p. DOI: 10.1002/j.2161-007X.2013.00025.x.

Chambliss, Catherine. When Couples Divorce: Issues for Counselors. U.S. Department of Education. 1998.

Clapton, Kerrin. Developing Professional Boundaries Guidance for Social Workers. Journal of Adult Protection. 2013, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p37-44. 8p. DOI: 10.1108/14668201311299908.

Daniels, LSCSW, Jill L. Employed by Healthcare Training Institute to research and write the article Setting the Boundary between Empowerment and Enabling..

Gartrell, N. PhD. Boundaries in Lesbian Therapy Relationships. Women and Therapy 2002; 29-50.

Henderson, Kathryn L. Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse: Considerations and Guidelines for Mental Health Counselor. Journal of Mental Health Counseling. Oct2013, Vol. 35 Issue 4, p296-309. 14p. 1 Chart.

Isaac, Nancy E. and Enos, V. Pualani. Documenting Domestic Violence: How Health Care Providerrs Can Help Victims. U.S. Department of Justice. Semptember 2001.

Kangas, Julie L.; Calvert, James D. Ethical Issues in Mental Health Background Checks for Firearm Ownership. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice. Feb2014, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p76-83. 8p. DOI: 10.1037/a0035632.

Klitzman, Robert. Struggles in Defining and Addressing Requests for "Family Balancing": Ethical Issues Faced by Providers and Patients. Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Winter 2016, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p616-629.

Kottler, Jeffrey A. MA. Compassionate Therapy. Jossey-Bass Publishers. San Francisco 1999.

Linn-Walton, Rebecca and Pardasani, Manoj. Dislikable Clients or Countertransference: A Clinician's Perspective. Clin Superv. 2014. 33(1). 100-121.

Loewenberg, F. M., & Dolgoff, R. & Harrington, D. (2000). Ethical Decisions for Social Work Practice. Itasca, Illinois: F.E. Peacock.

McLaughlin, Kristin D. Ethical Considerations for Clinicians Treating Victims and Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Violence. Ethics & Behavior. January 2017, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p43-52.

Moe, Cathrine; Kvig, Erling I; Brinchmann, Beate; Brinchmann, Berit S. Working Behind the Scenes: An Ethical View of Mental Health Nursing and First-Episode Psychosis. Nursing Ethics. Aug2013, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p517-527. 11p. 1 Diagram, 1 Chart. DOI: 10.1177/0969733012458607.

Montgomery, Pamela R. ACSW and Still, Elizabeth D. MA. Management of Ethical Issues and Conflicts of Interest. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

National Association of Social Workers. (2017). NASW Code of Ethics. Retrieved from https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/Code-of-Ethics-English

National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates. (2016, October 7). NBCC Code of Ethics. Retrieved from https://www.nbcc.org/Assets/Ethics/NBCCCodeofEthics.pdf

Penford, Susan PhD. Sexual Abuse by Health Professionals, University of Toronto, Buffalo, 1998.

Plaut, S. Michael; Brown, Janet Klein; Brancu, Mira; Wilbur, Rebecca C.; Rios, Katherine. Characteristics of Health Professionals in a Mandated Ethics Tutorial After Violating Sexual Boundaries with Patients. Journal of Health Care Law & Policy. 2013, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p353-374. 22p.

Raja, Annia. Ethical Considerations for Therapists Working With Demographically Similar Clients. Ethics & Behavior, November-December 2016, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p678-687.

Reamer, F. G. (2000). The Social Work Ethics Audit: A Risk-Management Strategy. Social Work, 45(4), 355-366.

Reamer, Frederic G. Social Work Ethics Casebook: Cases and Commentary. Washington, DC: NASW Press, 2009

Reamer, Frederic G. Social Work Malpractice and Liability: Strategies for Prevention, 2nd ed. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2003)

Reamer, Frederic G. Social Work Values and Ethics, 3rd ed. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2006)

Reamer, Frederic G. Ethical Standards in Social Work: A Review of the NASW Code of Ethics, 2nd ed. (Washington, DC: NASW Press, 2006)

Reamer, Frederic G. The Social Work Ethics Audit: A Risk-Management Tool (Washington, DC: NASW Press, 2001)

Reamer, Frederic G. Tangled Relationships: Managing Boundaries in the Human Services (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001)

Reamer, Frederic G. Ethics Education in Social Work (Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education, 2001)

Robison, Wade PhD. Allyn and Bacon, Ethical Decision Making. Boston, 2000.

Rothstein, Mark A. Tarasoff Duties after Newtown, Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Spring2014, Vol. 42 Issue 1, p104-109. 6p.

Schoener, GR PhD. Boundaries in Group Therapy: Ethical and Practice Issues. Women and Group Psychotherapy, New York, Builford Press, 1997.

Stone, M. PhD. Boundary Violations between Therapist and Patient. Psychiatric Annals, 1999, 670-7.

Trevillion, Kylee; Corker, Elizabeth; Capron, Lauren E.; Oram, Siân. Improving mental health service responses to domestic violence and abuse. International Review of Psychiatry. October 2016, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p423-432.

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