Title: Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services Edition: 2nd (2012) Author: Frederic G. Reamer Publisher: Perseus Book ISBN: 978-0-231-15701-
Chapter 2 in your text, Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services, will cover the issue of intimate relationships with clients. In Chapter 3, you will also discover that relationships in which the helping professional’s emotional and dependency needs are being met can impact the helping relationship in a negative manner.
Please also review Standards 5 and 6 from the following:
National Organization for Human Services. (2015). Ethical Standards for Human Service Professionals. Retrieved from http://www.nationalhumanservices.org/index.php?opt…
You will discuss the harm that can be caused by a human service professional engaging in an intimate relationship with a client. You will also explore how even social relationships can have a negative impact on the helping relationship.
Please come to the Seminar prepared to discuss the following questions:
- How can an intimate relationship with a client impact the helping relationship?
- What are the common characteristics of human service professionals who are likely to engage in intimate relationships with clients?
- What types of social relationships can be harmful to the helping relationship? Why and how do they cause harm?
Option 2: Alternative Assignment
Complete the Option 2 written assignment by answering the Seminar questions. Your responses should be composed in complete sentences and paragraphs and be 300–400 words in length. You should create your Seminar responses in MS Word, making sure to follow APA format and cite all references used.