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When Therapy Calls for a Boundary Crossing

A Story About When Professional Helping Meets Human Concern

Dea Silbertrust • 3/1/2019

By Dea Silbertrust - After surgery, my therapist's willingness to trade the comfort and security of her office for my apartment would be considered a boundary crossing by some. But in accommodating me, she demonstrated the difference between a boundary crossing and a boundary violation, and, more important, what it means to offer a simple act of grace to another human being.

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Boundary Crossing - Balancing professional decorum with human compassion

Dea Silbertrust • 5/1/2007

How does a therapeutic alliance become more than that?

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When Therapy Calls for a Boundary Crossing

A Story About When Professional Helping Meets Human Concern

Dea Silbertrust • 3/1/2019

By Dea Silbertrust - After surgery, my therapist's willingness to trade the comfort and security of her office for my apartment would be considered a boundary crossing by some. But in accommodating me, she demonstrated the difference between a boundary crossing and a boundary violation, and, more important, what it means to offer a simple act of grace to another human being.

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Family Matters

Boundary Crossing - Balancing professional decorum with human compassion

Dea Silbertrust • 5/1/2007

How does a therapeutic alliance become more than that?

Magazine Article
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Dea Silbertrust, Ph.D., J.D., is a licensed psychologist and associate managing partner of Bala Psychological Resources. She graduated from the law-psychology programs of Drexel and Villanova universities, and works with adults, adolescents, and families on eating disorders, trauma, and women's issues.