Therapists – Clients Clinical, Social, Accidential and Non-Accidential Interactions Outside the Office
Resources & References
Table Of Contents
- Out-of-Office Experience: When crossing office boundaries and engaging in dual relationships is clinically beneficial and ethically sound
- Home Visits, Adventure Therapy, Incidental Encounters and Other Out-Of-Office Experiences
- Walk and Talk Therapy Exercise is good for the body and the mind. It may improve psychotherapy sessions, too.
- A natural fit: Therapy and exercise needn’t be mutually exclusive
- Incidental Encounters
- Crossing the Boundaries of Privacy in Accidental Encounters: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Therapists’ Experiences
- Honoring Clients’ Accomplishments, Rituals and Life Transitions:
- ACA 2014 Code of Ethics On Out Of Office Experiences
A.6.b. Extending Counseling Boundaries
Counselors consider the risks and benefits of extending current counseling relationships beyond conventional parameters. Examples include attending a client’s formal ceremony (e.g., a wedding/commitment ceremony or graduation), purchasing a service or product provided by a client (excepting unrestricted bartering), and visiting a client’s ill family member in the hospital. In extending these boundaries, counselors take appropriate professional precautions such as informed consent, consultation, supervision, and documentation to ensure that judgment is not impaired and no harm occurs.
Dr. Zur’s Comments on ACA Code: ACA code of 2014 has outlined several high-level precautions regarding out of office experiences, such as “attending a client’s formal ceremony (e.g., a wedding/commitment ceremony or graduation), purchasing a service or product provided by a client (excepting unrestricted bartering), and visiting a client’s ill family member in the hospital.” It imposes unnecessary restrictions when it says “In extending these boundaries, counselors take appropriate professional precautions such as informed consent, consultation, supervision, and documentation to ensure that judgment is not impaired and no harm occurs.” Some of these out of office experiences are normal (and healthy) and are often daily parts of small and rural communities.
- Legacy Outdoor Adventures
- Outdoor Wilderness Resources
- Significant Events in Adventure Therapy
- Adventure-Based Counseling with Adolescents: Lessening Racial Effect on Group Cohesion
- A healthier course
- Therapy Gone Wild: More psychologists are using the wilderness as a backdrop and therapeutic tool in their work
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