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The Ethical Management of Keeping Secrets in Couples Sex Therapy
Description: Therapists are often confronted with secrets in relationships. The line between confidentiality and secret keeping is one of great debate. Therapist's need to decide whether or not to incorporate individual sessions in couples therapy. When doing so, special considerations must be given to confidentiality. Can a therapist hold a secret? This workshop will discuss the potential benefits and consequences, as well as ethical considerations and management when choosing to hold secrets.
Objective(s): At the conclusion of this workshop, participants will be able to: contrast the benefits and consequences of maintaining secrets in couples therapy; employ the ethical management for keeping secrets in couples sex therapy.