Tag Archives: therapist-patient relationship

Transparency Without Overexposure, Boundaries Without Remoteness

We therapists are paid to be nosey—in a professional way, of course.  We get to ask strangers we’ve just met about their love life, [...]

Treatment Outside of Your Office and Home

The examples of such treatment away from office or home are limitless. While this kind of activity is in my view somewhat common and [...]

Duty to the Patient – Termination of Treatment and Understanding Your Patient – Therapist Relationship and Expectations

… If the termination of treatment process is not properly carried out, the attempt to end the professional relationship can constitute, [...]

Self Disclosure – Personal Blogs

When a person becomes a therapist or counselor he/she does not give up his/her basic personal rights or civil liberties. Thus, if [...]

Duty to the Patient – When Does it Begin?

Some may think that the relationship with the patient begins when the first session begins, or perhaps when it ends. Others may peg the [...]

Attending the Patient’s Wedding (or Other Significant Event)

… A therapist or counselor may be asked to attend the wedding, graduation, or funeral of a particular patient or former patient. While [...]

Confidentiality: Some Basics Revisited

For those who care about their profession as a psychotherapist, marriage and family therapist, mental health or professional counselor [...]