Based on the background materials, discuss the intersection between ethical issues in therapy and legal issues.
Imagine you are a therapist and a former client trying to reach out to you about forming a friendship after 6 months since you last saw them for therapy. Based on the background materials, explore the ethical issues around this situation and how will you approach a client about this request.
APA. Potential Ethical Violations. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/topics/ethics/potential-violations.aspx
Barnett, J. & Hynes. K. Boundaries and Multiple Relationships in Psychotherapy: Recommendations for Ethical Practice http://societyforpsychotherapy.org/boundaries-and-multiple-relationships-in-psychotherapy-recommendations-for-ethical-practice/
Videos for Case Assignment
Online Therapy & New York Times “When Your Therapist is Only a Click Away” [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tFoziLNdwo (10:48)
The Pros and Cons of Online Therapy and Online Counseling [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFyjldCthZ8 (8:32)
Gavazzi, J. (2016). Social Media & Ethics: Psychologists self-reflect when engaging through technology. The National Psychologist. Retrieved from http://nationalpsychologist.com/2016/03/social-media-ethics-psychologists-self-reflect-when-engaging-through-technology/103200.html
National Conference of State Legislatures (2015) Mental Health Professionals’ Duty to Warn. Retrieved from http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/mental-health-professionals-duty-to-warn.aspx
Lott, D. (2016) Drawing Boundaries. Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/199905/drawing-boundaries