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The Ethical Management of Sexual Feelings in Clinical Practice and Supervision
Description: Sexual attraction in clinical practice and Supervision is a common phenomenon however; few therapists have training for dealing with these issues. While all disciplines have ethical codes limiting sexual contact, there is no guidance for how to manage feelings when they arise and research suggests that there are deleterious effects when acting on these feelings. This workshop will explore the literature of sexual feelings, the negative and positive impact on the professional relationship and the ethical options for managing sexual feelings.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: summarize the research on clinical sexual attraction and contact; critique the ethical codes of several disciplines around sexual expression; identify and discuss ethical and professional implications of sexually intimate behavior; demonstrate techniques to manage sexual feelings in an ethical and professional manner.