Importance Of Touch In Counseling

1769 Words 8 Pages
Register to read the introduction… As a result touch is highly effective in enriching beneficial relationship between client and therapist. The meaning of touch can only be understood within the context of who the client is, the therapeutic relationship, and the setting. There are instances when the use of touch should be avoided for those clients who are highly paranoid, hostile, highly sexualized or who demand touch.
Special care must be given to clients who have experienced assault, neglect, rape, molestation, attachment issues, sexual addictions, and intimacy issues.

In this case scenario, the counselor gave the client a hug as a
…show more content…
(Eds). (2006b). Boundary issues in counseling: Multiple roles and responsibilities (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association

Hunter, M., & Struve, J. (1998). The ethical use of touch in psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Kitchener, K. S. (1988). Dual role relationships: What makes them so problematic? Journal of Counseling and Development, 67, 217-221

Knapp,S., & VanderCreek,L. (2006). Practical ethics for psychologists: A Positive approach. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

LaPierre, A. (2003). From felt-sense to felt-self: Neuroaffective touch and the relational matrix. Psychologist-Psychoanalyst, Official Publication of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of American Psychological Association, 13/4.

Lazarus, A.A., & Zur, O. (Eds). (2002). Dual relationships and psychotherapy. New York: Springer.

Moleski, S. M., & Kiselica, M.S.(2005). Duel relationshiops: A continuum ranging from the destructive to the therapeutic. Journal of Counseling and Development,83(1),3-11.

Older, J. (1982). Touching is healing. New York: Stein & Day

Pope, K.S., & Vasquez, M.J.T. (2007). Ethics in psychotherapy and counseling: A Practical Guide (3rd ed.).San Francisco:

Related Documents