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
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