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Chapter 5: Navigating Dual Relationships
The therapeutic relationship is a professional alliance intended to support clients that we don’t personally know and, usually, have never met before. There may be circumstances where we happen across our clients in another setting. This meeting, whether planned or not, will have an impact on our relationship. It can also add a layer of complexity to our therapeutic work. Because of this, there are times when dual relationships are best avoided as supporting ethical and therapeutic practice when in such a situation can become overly challenging. However, there are times when this situation might be unavoidable and we should consider how we might manage our boundaries if this were the case.
There are many types of ...