Sexual Involvement with Therapists: Patient Assessment, Subsequent Therapy, Forensics
Research studies suggest that at least 50 percent of all therapists will encounter a least one patient who has been sexually abused by a previous therapist. Providing help in this situation can be complicated by ethical and legal requirements, common assessment errors, and many other factors.
Therapists, attorneys, and educators will find Sexual Involvement With Therapists to be a practical, authoritative guide to research, theory, and intervention for clinical and forensic work in this area. The book addresses such difficult issues as informed consent for the subsequent treatment, suicidal risk, the potential rehabilitation of offenders, professional liability coverage for therapist-patient sexual involvement, and the professional response to the sexual exploitation of patients. Sexual Involvement With Therapists helps practitioners to adequately address the needs of clients who have been sexually abused by prior therapists while providing reliable information about the obstacles and opportunities presented in assessing and treating previously abused patients.