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Boundary violation and sexual exploitation in psychiatry and psychotherapy: a review

  • Sameer P. Sarkar
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In psychiatric and psychotherapeutic practice, ‘boundaries' delineate the personal and the professional roles and the differences that should characterise the interpersonal encounters between the patient/client and the professional. Boundaries are essential to keep both parties safe. The author outlines the various types of boundary violation that can arise in clinical practice, their consequences (both clinical and legal), how professionals can avoid them and how health care institutions might respond, should they occur. He concentrates on sexual boundary violations, because these have been the subject of most empirical study.

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Boundary violation and sexual exploitation in psychiatry and psychotherapy: a review

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