Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Net dba Social Work Courses is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Net dba Social Work Courses is approved by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, & Marriage and Family Therapist Board (OH-CSWMFT) to offer continuing education for counselors, social workers, and MFTs. Authors’ Note: Almost all case scenarios presented in this course are adapted from actual incidents.
We use improbable names throughout to enhance interest and ensure that identities of all parties are not discernible.
However, the client pressed ethics charges, claiming that he was publicly diagnosed, which caused him mental anguish because several of his friends knew he was consulting this therapist.
An ethics committee did find him guilty of poor professional judgment.
In the actual case, a brief affair soon ensued and proved unsatisfactory to both parties.
The therapist did not prove to be the amazing lover the client had fantasized, and, as the therapist told the ethics committee after the client pressed charges, “I learned the hard way why this client needed serious psychotherapy.” The professional association expelled the therapist and notified the licensing board in his state.
The materials in this course are based on current published ethical standards and the most accurate information available to the authors at the time of writing.
Circumstances can converge to form a “perfect storm” of vulnerability or temptation.
Consider the following scenarios adapted from our case files: How would you have responded to each scenario? The first incident represents the most frequently reported type of temptation.
Although one can identify various types of high risk therapists and situations, we also conclude that no one seems immune from temptation.
Psychotherapeutic alliances have peculiar and significant features that require firm professional resolve and self-monitoring.