APA Online CE Quiz

No. 14

Title: Boundary Crossing vs. Boundary Violations

1. A dual relationship in psychotherapy may refer to:
A) Working with a client and his or her spouse.
B) Disclosing pertinent information to a client.
C) Accepting an inexpensive gift from a client.
D) Entering into a business transaction with a client.

2. It is unethical, according to most professional associations to:
A) Accompany an agoraphobic client into a large shopping mall.
B) Serve sandwiches to an anorexic client.
C) Give a client a full body massage.
D) Accept a ride from a client to pick up your car from a service station.

3. Most ethics committees state in their rule books that it is unethical to:
A) Fail to obtain informed consent for all procedures.
B) Charge for missed sessions.
C) Discuss a client with colleagues without disguising his or her name.
D) See a family therapy client individually at times.

4. Clients in rural or other small communities should:
A) Not fraternize with their therapist.
B) Expect that they may have multiple relationships with their therapist.
C) Try to find a therapist in a different location, even if it means traveling a few hundred miles.
D) Be willing to babysit for their therapist and also help around the house.

5. If ethical rules are made stricter and more inclusive, it would:
A) Deter unscrupulous therapists from acting out.
B) Probably have very little if any impact on predatory therapists.
C) Provide good guidelines for students.
D) Add an aura of greater respectability to our profession.

6. Because the quality of the client-therapist relationship is crucial, it is important for therapists to:
A) Keep their distance.
B) Maintain an important and neutral position.
C) Be willing to cross boundaries at all times.
D) Be open to crossing boundaries in some cases.

7. Your client, a Certified Public Accountant, offers to help you prepare your income tax return.
A) This is a bad idea.
B) It is only a bad idea if you make a lot of money.
C) It might be a good idea if it boosts your client´s self-esteem.
D) If you are married, first check it out with your spouse.

8. If you self-disclose something to your client:
A) Make sure that it puts you in a good light.
B) Talk about your own feelings.
C) It is advisable to dwell on shortcomings you have tried but failed to overcome.
D) Make sure the client will learn and benefit from it.

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