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Multiple Relationships in Psychotherapy and Counseling

Unavoidable, Common, and Mandatory Dual Relations in Therapy, 1st Edition

Edited by Ofer Zur


230 pages

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This first-of-a-kind analysis will focus exclusively on unavoidable and mandated multiple relationships between clients and psychotherapists. The book will cover the ethics of a range of venues and situations where dual relationships are mandated, such as in the military, prisons/jails, and police departments, and settings where multiple relationships are unavoidable, such as rural communities; graduate schools and training institutions; faith, spiritual, recovery or 12-step, minority and disabled communities, total institutions, and sport psychology. The complexities of social network ethics and digital dual relationships, such as clients becoming "friends" or "fans" on their therapists’ social media pages are discussed. Finally, the book will discuss the complexities multiple roles that inevitably emerge in supervisory relationships.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Acknowledgements Introduction: The Multiple Relationships Spectrum: Mandated - Unavoidable - Common - Ethical - Unethical . . . and Beyond Ofer Zur, Ph.D. Section I: Introduction and Ethical Decision Making for Boundaries & Multiple Relationships in Psychotherapy and Counseling Introduction Ofer Zur, Ph.D. 1. An Introduction to Boundaries and Multiple Relationships for Psychotherapists: Issues, Challenges, and Recommendations Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP 2. Mandated Multiple Relationships and Ethical Decision-Making Jeffrey Younggren, Ph.D. & Michael Gottlieb, Ph.D. Section II: Mandatory Multiple Relationships in Military, Police, and Forensic Settings Introduction Ofer Zur, Ph.D. 3. Unavoidable and Mandated Multiple Relationships in Military Settings W. Brad Johnson, Ph.D. & Shannon J. Johnson, Ph.D. 4. Multiple Relationships in Police Psychology: Common, Unavoidable, and Navigable Occurrences Jeni L. McCutchen, Psy.D. 5. The Complexities of Dual Relationships in Forensic and Correctional Practice: Safety vs. Care Alex S. Ward & Tony Ward, Ph.D. 6. Multiple Relationships in Forensic Settings David L. Shapiro, Ph.D., J.D. & Lenore E. A. Walker, Ed.D. Section III: Unavoidable Multiple Relationships Introduction Ofer Zur, Ph.D. 7. Unavoidable Incidental Contacts and Multiple Relationships in Rural Practice Jeffrey E. Barnett, Psy.D. 8. Multiple Relationships in Faith Communities R. K. Sanders, Ph.D. 9. Multiple Relationships in Sports Psychology Steve F. Bucky, Ph.D. & Ronald A. Stolberg, Ph.D. 10. Multiple Relationships in Rehabilitation Communities, Residential and Non-residential, 12 Step, and Recovery Programs Adam Silberstein, Ph.D. & Lindsey Boone, M.A. 11.The Challenge of Multiple Relationships in Total Institutions Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D. Section IV: Common-Normal Multiple Relationships in Higher Educational Settings Introduction Ofer Zur, Ph.D. 12. Multiple Relationships in Educational Settings Gerald P. Koocher, Ph.D. & Patricia Keith Spiegel, Ph.D. 13. Multiple Relationships and Multiple Roles in Higher Education: Maintaining Multiple Roles and Relationships in Counselor Education Jude Austin, Ph.D., Julius Austin, Ph.D., Michelle Muratori, Ph.D., and Gerald Corey, Ed.D. 14. Multiple Relationships and Multiple Roles in Higher Education: Teaching Group Counseling with a Didactic and Experiential Focus Gerald Corey, Ed.D., Marianne Schneider Corey, M.A., Michelle Muratori, Ph.D., Jude Austin, Ph.D. and Julius Austin, Ph.D. Section V: Multiple Relationships in CyberSpace Introduction Ofer Zur, Ph.D. 15. Digital and Social Media Multiple Relationships on the Internet Keely Kolmes, Ph.D. 16. Multiple Relationships in a Digital World: Unprecedented Ethical and Risk-management Challenges Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D. Section VI: Multiple Relationships and Multiple Roles in Unique Settings of Supervision Introduction Ofer Zur, Ph.D. 17. Multiple Relationships and Clinical Supervision Carol A. Falender, Ph.D. Authors Index Subject Index

About the Editor


Ofer Zur

Sebastopol, California, USA

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Ofer Zur, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA), lecturer, ethics consultant, and forensic expert. He is the director of the Zur Institute, which offers over 180 online continuing education courses for mental health practitioners. He also has been practicing psychotherapy in California for over 25 years. Dr. Zur is one of the top experts in the field of psychological ethics, applying a non-dogmatic approach to multiple relationships and therapeutic boundaries. He is the author of numerous articles and of four books.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling