Let’s Get Ethical
In our line of work, we meet people all day, and sometimes many families befriend us (uber nice people we are, not?) The only problem is, we are not there to listen to their life story. Not that we don’t like them, may I say, it’s business, not personal? (HA!)
And that’s why we have to follow the Ethical Guidelines given by the Board.
The Two Year Rule
Well, I am not sure if this is true but when I first started in college, I remembered the professor (or was it the lead therapist? Or the case supervisor? Someone DID say it) that because of the nature of the service, we have to avoid any conflicts of interest/respect and protect the client-practitioner covenant, so we have to keep our distance somewhat. The example used was that even if the family/relative of the client is THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE, you can’t/shouldn’t date her/him for at least 2 years after the service ended. Quite dramatic, yes but bigger contrast, less repetition, no? (Yes I worship Pat Friman!)
So there you have it. Go read the guidelines and review the task list, my friends!
(You know what I say here… not that you “know” but my behavior in the past has indicated…)