Dating a former client

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'Til Death Do Us Part: Does a Client Ever Stop Being a Client?

Login name. Remember me. Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters. My divorce attorney was female, so I guess that does not count as I date men? Interesting question, though. In my field, I would ask, should nurses date doctors? Generally no, for seceral reasons. Some ethical and some well the reputation of the whole thig is rather shakey. But another nurse, most definately, only if in another field line of work than myself.

Is this what we are asking? Or am I avoiding the question? That is alot for any lay person. More clarification EX-clients then? Sew, lol To correct, I suppose dating a client would be against the Code of Ethics? I have been told by another attorney it was unethical to date clients. Is it? I mean, your case is eventually over and both are free to pursue a relationship, right?

If the case is over, I see no ethics involved here. And even if it is not? IMHO, the same. Dating is just that, dating. It could be as simple as a cup of coffee I'm a lawyer in the UK and ethically it is not acceptable to date clients while representing them. However, once you are no longer in professional relatrionship, I see no problem. I suppose the difficulty is that I deal in family law and I see people at their lowest point, very vulnerable etc.

It is seen as playing on that vulnerability that is the problem. I think it's much the same here. Not against the rules, per se. But can oppen the attorney to civil suits if done while on the case, so to speak. But I believe they have guidelines, like 6 months to a year after, something like that. But while most may consider it unethical, it's not illegal, as far as I know. It's like a surgeon operating on family. Some do it, some don't. I don't see any problems myself, except where there could be conflict of interest or the interests of the client would be compromised, like in a divorce case.

I'm not sure what the name of the ethical codes lawyers in the US subscribe to, you may want to do a little bit of research on that topic. Anyway, I am a professional clinical counselor and it would be an ethical violation for anyone in my field to have inappropriate contact dating, unsupervised meetings outside of the office with a client. After termination of the counseling relationship, we can not have intimate contact with a former client before 2 years has passed.

There is also a power differential here, as Willit mentioned, attorney in a more powerful position and client dependent, needing help. This does make you more vulnerable to being "played on", so please be careful here, omw. You have been thru enough, I'd hate to see you taken advantage of here. CM, an interesting concept you answered about being needy or in a vulnerable position Another thought Are fees "waived" or discounted once the dating starts?

Was this discussed openly, implied? This potentially could be construed as being "coerced", or worse Just something else to consider. It is not fair to use anyone to get what one wants. I have a friend who is an attorney in MT. A woman he dated, was in trial with another attorney, obviously a colleague. A very nasty, long divorce case where the ex-husband accused her of everything possible. However she decided to date my attorney friend. A very small town, most knew everyone, and everyone's personal business.

The end result was that my friend was used as a person of influence during her divorce case. Her only motivation for dating him was for a positive influence and hopeful outcome for her own divorce case. My friend, who ended up hurt in the process never saw it coming. He thought he was in love with her, and of course on her behalf sought to influence the outcome of her case with his colleague Needless to say, she worked him, she dumped him when the case was over, and left him very hurt.

She used him. Took him awhile to get over it, as it also affected his reputation. Sounds terrible doesn't it? Point being, and did not mean to utilize an "attorney" story, but is the subject matter to an extent but in many relationships, there are not too many people that can be trusted these days, and as the themes are so played out in these threads, many people have been used and hurt.

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Various codes of ethics will tell you that a therapist must wait anywhere between 1–5 years and sometimes never before dating a client. Would it ever be ethical for you to date your former therapist? Is it ethical for a doctor to become romantically involved with a former patient. In no way am I supporting or encouraging any activity with a client or former client that would be exploitive. This includes sexual relations with clients, as well as.

Sex between therapists and clients has emerged as a significant phenomenon, one that the profession has not adequately acknowledged or addressed. Extensive research has led to recognition of the extensive harm that therapist-client sex can produce. Nevertheless, research suggests that perpetrators account for about 4. This chapter looks at the history of this problem, the harm it can cause, gender patterns, the possibility that the rate of therapists sexually abusing their clients is declining, and the mental health professions' urgent, unfinished business in this area.

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Can Psychologists Date Patients or Former Patients?

By Sophie Borland for the Daily Mail. Doctors are to be allowed to strike up relationships with their former patients. Until now, the watchdog has banned doctors from having relationships with any patients, even those they have not treated for some time. The General Medical Council's new guidelines allow doctors to start relationships with former patients. It states:

Romantic/sexual relationships

CYC-Net is committed to remaining open-access. With your help we can keep it that way. Find out how Transcripts of some of the discussions on CYC-Net's email discussion group. If a youth of 20 who has left care starts up a relationship with a young staff member still employed at the facility, is this OK? I am interested to hear your thoughts. Charmaine Stephens I'm going to have to say no on this one.

Social Workers as Whistle Blowers. Addressing an Overt Challenge to the Code of Ethics.

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My Friend is Dating Her Former Therapist

Completed over a three-year period, this revision of the ethical code is the first in a decade and includes major updates in areas such as confidentiality, dual relationships, the use of technology in counseling, selecting interventions, record keeping, end-of-life issues and cultural sensitivity. All ACA members are required to abide by the ACA Code of Ethics, and 22 state licensing boards use it as the basis for adjudicating complaints of ethical violations. As a service to members, Counseling Today is publishing a monthly column focused on new or updated aspects of the ACA Code of Ethics the ethics code is also available online at www. David Kaplan: Today we are going to be talking about changes around sexual or romantic relationships specifically as they relate to Standard A.

Love and relationships often form the main issues that patients take to their psychologists. Often in helping their patients, psychologists stand in danger of a developing a personal bond too since in human relationships, the impulses of love and support are closely related and often expressed in the same manner. But how ethical, legal or even practical it is for psychologists to date patients or even former patients for that matter? Psychologists and current clients Almost all developed societies prohibit any romantic or sexual relationship between a psychologist and a current patient. The American Association of Psychology is unequivocal about the issue and rule Again section 3.

Miss Dungey sued Dr Pates for professional negligence, claiming he took advantage of her by having a love affair with her after treating her, after he told her he no longer loved her. Dr Pates, 60, said: The court got it right and thank God for the British legal system. But I am not a happy bunny because this has destroyed my life. People say I should sue her Miss Dungey but I cannot afford to. Dr Pates, who lives near Ebbw Vale, South Wales, said that after being forced out of his post, he was now in retirement. He said he understood Miss Dungey, who is in her late 50s, had incurred considerable legal costs. Dr Pates said he was now divorced from his wife and has re-married.

Dear Dr. Rob, I know you said that dual relationships with your shrink are inappropriate, but what about after therapy is over? I email and sometimes have lunch with my former therapist and we consider ourselves good friends at this point. Have you ever done this with any of your clients? For Psychologists in the United States, personal relationships whether they be sexual or platonic after professional ones are frowned upon. The reason for this and all ethical codes is client protection.

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