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Referring to a colleague in a neighboring town) and that one should rule out all such alternatives prior to accepting such a client. , to come over and help them deal with the situation and to begin seeing Polly professionally. , another act of friendship).  Helper tells the grandparents that the child's behavior is nothing to be concerned about and that the extra time she spends with the child will encourage emotional growth.  The mother filed an ethics charge against the therapist for breach of confidentiality and threatened to sue on account of defamation.

The Page 28 third part of the problem involves potential conflicts of interest when the for­profit sector of the mental health industry is involved.  This is especially true in the light of the increasing number of proprietary psychiatric facilities opening around the country.  All too often the children's length of stay at a private hospital seems to coincide with the coverage limits of their parents' insurance policy.  3).  In addition to conflict­of­interest issues, as discussed above, these may include conflicting values, countertransference or personal boundary problems, and burnout.

In this context, children and their parents share the client role, and the interests of both must be considered carefully. " Danny is unyielding in his desire to stay home with Mom.  Life at home with an autistic child requires many compromises, which may have seemed too much to the family.  There is no way to anticipate all the possible situations that a therapist might encounter, but one can learn to approach each family with potential problem issues in mind. ).  This can be (though it is not necessarily) correct.

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