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Dual Relationships

            The term "dual relationships" may be misleading because in fact, some.
             relationships that are shared by a counselor and a client are multiple in nature.
             (Corey, Corey, 2002). In my research, I found that there are varying opinions about.
             the value or detriment of dual or multiple relationships. I also found that within .
             certain systems you may find varying levels of training that affect the potential for.
             dual relationships (Zirkle, 2002), therefore increasing more of a possibility of a dual .
             relationship on one level of counseling than on another. There exist a multiple code.
             of ethics for the numerous specialties within the field of counseling. (Zirkel, 2002).
             Herlihy and Remley, 1995, discuss the confusion that this multiple code of ethics.
             produces within a certain field. On one level the therapist or clinical psychologist.
             understands and practices the avoidance of dual relationships. On another level a.
             non-professional generally operating in the same capacity, just without licensure, is.
             practicing with a somewhat different code of ethics, especially as it pertains to .
             dual relationships. This seems to be present because of the lack of accountability with.
             a counselor that is not licensed. Zirkle (2002) suggest that both professional and.
             non-professionals be guided by a broader idea of "standard of care," based upon ethical.
             principles of beneficence, nonmaleficence, autonomy, justice and fidelity that were.
             identified by Kitcheners (1984). .
             There is an overall consensus that the potential for harm and exploitation.
             does exist in the embodiment of dual relationships. However, at the same time .
             potential for harm exists in many areas of counseling to the same degree, such as .
             In this paper I will explore various situations where a dual or multiple .
             relationship could and has happened and the impact or potential harm and, in some.
             cases, benefits to a client. .
             This is a look at the social work profession, which is also rooted in a set of core .

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