Personal or Professional: Boundaries in the age of Covid
The gold standard for ethical therapy practice is to use our personhood only for the benefit of the client. But what happens when a global pandemic crisis pushes more of the therapist’s needs and worldview to the forefront? And when these views are diametrically opposed to the client’s…?
Where is the line between allowing ‘the client’s process’ to unfold, and protecting ourselves and our families? How much political pontification about the evil of the ‘other side’ is clinically helpful for the client to express, if any?
In these emotionally challenging and confusing times I’ve found two approaches to such clinical dilemmas helpful:
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