Carrie Wiita and Ben Caldwell talk through a sample question to start our discussion of test-taking skills, and Carrie comes one step closer to an important life goal.
This question comes from an older version of the BBS California LMFT Law & Ethics Exam handbook. It would equally apply to the LPCC and LCSW Law & Ethics exams.
A client initiates therapy for depression following a failed marriage. The therapist finds the client very attractive. Which of the following actions should the therapist take to manage the ethical obligation in this case?
- Suppress personal feelings of attraction and continue providing therapy
- Inform the client of the therapist’s feelings and discuss therapeutic boundaries
- Explain the ethical issue to the client and provide a referral to an alternate therapist
- Seek consultation to manage the attraction and monitor therapeutic boundaries
Intro/outro music: "Swampy Lands" by Adam Saban, licensed via Soundstripe.