Sexual Intimacy Between Therapists And Patients

Sexual Intimacy Between Therapists And Patients


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Sexual Intimacy Between Therapists And Patients by Kenneth S. Pope, Jacqueline C. Bouhoutsos

Pope and Bouhoutsos have written a no-nonsense and concise book which covers a great deal of what is known about sexual intimacy between therapists and their patients. . . . This book should be on the must read list for all psychologists.

Psychotheraphy in Private Practice

A landmark volume in the psychotherapy literature. This tightly written book offers something valuable to therapists from the student level to the seasoned veteran. It reaches a new level of information comprehensiveness and theoretical integration. Patricia Keith-Spiegel, Former Three-Term Chair, APA Ethics Committee

A thoroughly unique, impressively comprehensive, and long-awaited contribution. A store-house of information. Jay Zisken, Past President,American Psychology-Law Society

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275922535
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/05/1986
Series: Sexual Medicine Series , #5
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)
Lexile: 1370L (what's this?)

About the Author

KENNETH S. POPE, a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology, is in private practice.

JACQUELINE C. BOUHOUTSOS is a Clinical Professor of Psychology at UCLA and a licensed psychologist in private practice.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Harold I. Lief


Varieties of Sexual Intimacy and How They Occur

Attempts to Recognize, Define, and Address the Problem: Legal, Ethical, and Theoretical Conceptualizations

Therapists at Risk

Vulnerabilities of Patients

Consequences of Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacy

Modalities of Support, Advocacy, Mediation, and Therapy

Overall Structuring, Assessment, and the Initial Phase of Treatment

Special Principles and Techniques of the Subsequent Therapy

Problems and Prospects for Patients Filing Complaints

Guidelines for Lawyers Working with Patients

Therapist-Patient Sexual Intimacy on Trial: Mental Health Professionals as Expert Witnesses

Preventing Therapist-Patient Sexual Involvement

Appendix A: Therapists' Checklist

Appendix B: Patients' Checklist



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