Question by  SarahJane (114)

What are the ethics of behavioral therapy?


Answer by  dudeandsly (13)

First, there is confidentiality, which ensures that information shared with the therapist is kept confidential. Professional conduct, which ensures no physical relationship exists between a therapist and their clients. Treatment approach,which should always be based on the best needs of the client, and not other reasons such as case studies.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

Behavioral therapy, unlike other forms of therapy is intimate by definition. Ethics include being totally professional and not engaging in any sexual activity, something that has occurred as a consequence of the phenomenon of transference.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If a therapist has an belief conflict with a patient, they are ethically required to refer the patient to someone else. For example, a counselor who believes gender change is immoral cannot and is ethically required to refer to another therapist if a patient wants to have sex reassignment surgery. And therapists cannot share what is said.

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