Kirk Fjellman's former wife turned in the couple (who had married in September 2003) to the state which then ordered the now-named La Rae Lundeen Fjellman to not have sex with any former client and to pay a civil penalty, according to an Associated Press article [2016: URL no longer exists].The state of Minnesota rescinded its order against her in February 2007, but not before Lundeen Fjellman had spent more than ,000 in legal fees, another AP article [2016: URL no longer exists] stated.
Later in this article we'll examine these regulations in greater depth.
During the course of an evaluation or treatment, the client's physical safety is literally in the therapist's hands.
In the shift to an intimate personal relationship, there's a risk that the therapeutic power dynamic continues so that the individuals cannot relate as equals in a balanced partnership.
A therapist's positive or negative responses to a client may have less to do with that particular person than with someone from the therapist's past.
As with transference, countertransference creates serious complications for intimate relationships significantly increasing the risk that one or both individuals re-enacts their early traumas, conflicts, or family dynamics.