Dr. Kim is an experienced therapist with more than 15 years of practice. He is a quiet and reserved man. A new client, Susan, asked Dr. Kim for a hug at the end of a session. Though feeling uncomfortable, he allowed it. This happens at the end of the next 3 sessions and he becomes increasingly uncomfortable. He sought supervision from a more experienced therapist.
In reading the case study for Unit 6, how do you assess Dr. Kim’s behavior? Do you see any potential ethical issues?
Here is an article from Zur Institute that discusses dual relationships and boundary issues: Dual Relationships, Multiple Relationships, Boundaries, Boundary Crossing & Boundary Violations
Take a look at this article that discusses client/counselor relationship boundaries: Can Your Therapist Be our Friend?
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