The article cited the case of a Legal Aid attorney in southwest Virginia who had his license suspended for five years after he had sexual relations with several clients. They mistake friendliness for friendship. The therapist is doing a job for you for which she or he is paid. In medico-legal context, the relationship between a psychologist and a patient falls in the ambit of a fiduciary relationship. Your therapy session should only be used to help relieve your symptoms and to help you learn how to manage your life in new ways that are more effective. Eventually, she was charged with two felony counts of sexual exploitation by a therapist. Yes, sometimes therapists bend their own rules.
But how ethical, legal or even practical it is for psychologists to date patients or even former patients for that matter?
Freudian slip: Therapist jailed for sexual relationship with a patient
Like Like. And while it's even more unusual for a female therapist to exploit a male patient, Saunders says the damage is no less severe. Already a Subscriber? I had a female therapist that told me i deserved better and i was an awesome man excepted presents artwork had hr long sessions callef me after hours this went on for almost a year then she cut it off and no longer excepted my insurance this left me lost was this my fault. You can call me then. For example, some therapists condoned fantasising about clients whereas others did not. My psychologist is lovely, I think about him sexually all the time.