Ethical Boundaries: Example #1 of Crossing an Ethical Boundary

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HEADLINE: Therapist Jailed for Sexual Relationship with a Patient

KENOSHA (WI) – “Hippocrates warned against it. Freud condemned it. But sex between therapists and their patients still happens from time to time, and a rather dramatic case in Kenosha demonstrates why Wisconsin state law considers it a crime.

To say that (the therapist) failed to respect professional boundaries with a patient is indisputable. To assume she should have known better is an understatement.”

Reference November 20, 2014, Marquette University, FOX 6 Now Milwaukee

Mark lost his job, started drinking heavily, became depressed, and wanted to die – that’s when he met his therapist.

“She has a New York accent — I’m not going to lie – that turned me on,”  Mark said to the news media.

Mark and therapist soon traded sexually explicit DM but thereafter they started hooking up at motels. Before long, they were throwing caution to the wind, “and we would have sex in her office for the entire (therapy session).”

Once discovered, the therapist had to surrender her therapist’s license to the state.  And she was charged with two felony counts of sexual exploitation.

Mark eventually was committed to a Mental Health Institute.

Course Syllabus

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Ethical Boundaries: Introduction
Ethical Boundaries: Introduction cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Ethics and Boundaries and Different
Ethical Boundaries: Code of Ethics
Ethical Boundaries: Standards of Ethical Practice and Professional Conduct
Ethical Boundaries: Obligation of All Recovery House Operators
Ethical Boundaries Assessment #1
Ethical Boundaries: What is an Ethical Boundary?
Ethical Boundaries: Ethical Boundaries in Recovery Housing
Ethical Boundaries: Staying Within Ethical Boundaries
Ethical Boundaries: Dual Relationships
Ethical Boundaries: Are You Crossing Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries Assessment #2
Ethical Boundaries: What Are Boundary Violations?
Ethical Boundaries: Examples of Professionals Crossing Ethical Boundaries
Ethical Boundaries: Example #1 of Crossing an Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries: Example #2 of Crossing an Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries: Example #3 of Crossing an Ethical Boundary
Ethical Boundaries: Be Safe Instead of Being Sorry
Ethical Boundaries: Staying in Your Lane
Ethical Boundaries: How to Avoid Crossing Ethical Boundary?
Ethical Boundaries: Employment
Ethical Boundaries: Money
Ethical Boundaries: Grievances
Ethical Boundaries: Staff
Ethical Boundaries: "Difficult" or "Mean" Resident
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #1
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #1 cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #2
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #2 cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #3
Ethical Boundaries: Journal Exercise #3 Cont.
Ethical Boundaries: Summary
Ethical Boundaries Assessment #3
Ethical Boundaries: NEXT STEPS