“Know your client before crossing any professional boundaries” is a theme that will recur several times in this lesson.
In the actual case, the client felt embarrassed by the therapist’s brash rejection and later attempted to press ethics charges for “getting him drunk and trying to take advantage.” The charge was not sustained, but the therapist had to endure a difficult inquiry by his peers, and his once-prized student turned against the therapist and was, himself, needlessly harmed. After all, the therapist tried to do the client a favor.
With seemingly endless options, the list below can help you find a dating site that fits your lifestyle. (See other ways to handle bad online reviews later in this lesson.) The third scenario illustrates one of those situations that can so easily be perceived as a “great deal.” What could possibly go wrong?The two already experienced how well they worked together. The therapist invested more than he could afford in the client’s business and found the client to be a castigating and controlling boss.When the therapist said he wanted out and a return of his investment the client refused, noting that they had signed a valid contract.The client also pressed ethics charges against the therapist for “forcing his way into my business.” The fourth scenario seems more innocent, but the outcome in the actual case resulted in a sustained ethics charge of client exploitation.It is not our intention to trivialize the seriousness of the issues.