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Perceptions of therapeutic boundary crossings and sexual misconduct. Melissa E. Gonska

Perceptions of therapeutic boundary crossings and sexual misconduct.

Melissa E. Gonska

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This study examined perceptions that undergraduate students had of a therapist depicted in a video. After reading background information on a therapy case, participants viewed one of three video clips of a therapy session, which depicted no boundaryMoreThis study examined perceptions that undergraduate students had of a therapist depicted in a video. After reading background information on a therapy case, participants viewed one of three video clips of a therapy session, which depicted no boundary crossings, boundary crossings, and boundary violations. Participants recorded their perceptions of the therapist on the Therapist Impression Form, Counselor Rating Form ( CRF- Barak & LaCrosse, 1975), and Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ- Larsen, Attkisson, Hargreaves, & Nguyen, 1979). Participants and psychologists completed an adapted version of the Exploitation Index (EI- Epstein & Simon, 1990). The results demonstrated that the participants in the Control and Boundary Crossing conditions perceived the depicted therapist and rated therapeutic service satisfaction significantly higher than participants in the Boundary Violation condition. The Control condition participants perceived therapeutic service satisfaction significantly higher than those in the Boundary Crossing condition. Conclusions were made regarding participants knowledge of ethics in psychology.