The therapeutic relationship is an intimate relationship that includes a power differential between counselor and client. As a counselor you may be faced with personal boundary questions based on the intimate nature and imbalance of power within the relationship.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- What are your personal thoughts and observations on the appropriateness of touch in the therapeutic relationship? Consider the codes of ethics and applicable restrictions on romantic relationships. How do you distinguish appropriate touch from inappropriate touch? How can these 2 concepts be inter-related and potentially risky?