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Technically, personal relationships can develop two years following the termination of the professional work together.
Where the two-year rule came from I have no idea but you can start having lunch with your former shrink in September, 2010 if you stop working with her tomorrow.
In other words, if the APA were to discover Sara’s innocent tryst they would assume that she is being exploited in some way unless the therapist could essentially prove that she was not.
Psychologists dating patients
You couldn’t pay me enough to put myself in that spot with former clients, especially if she could become a scorned woman.” Most mental health professionals would argue that there are exceptions to the rule about post-professional relationships. For example, during my graduate training one of the students was rumored to be dating a guy who was part of a psychological experiment she was conducting.
For Psychologists in the United States, personal relationships (whether they be sexual or platonic) after professional ones are frowned upon.
The reason for this and all ethical codes is client protection.
Rob, I know you said that dual relationships with your shrink are inappropriate, but what about after therapy is over? John says I’m a “curmudgeonly, asocial tool who no one likes,” so I have to wonder if anyone would want to have any sort of post-professional relationship with me. Allison went poorly and he’s taking it out on me, which is really not cool, but that’s beyond the scope of this post.
I email and sometimes have lunch with my former therapist and we consider ourselves good friends at this point. Let’s look at the rule as it relates to this question.