Psychotherapy Networker • 6/25/2018 • 8 Comments
Have you ever heard about a tricky clinical scenario and thought, "I know exactly how I'd handle that"? We've all been there.
In the spirit of sharing and community, we're introducing a forum called Clinician's Quandary, where you, the reader, offer your take on how you'd address a clinical dilemma from a real practice.
On the first Tuesday of every month, we'll pose a Quandary and collect reader responses. Top answers from the previous Quandary will be published in a blog that same Tuesday and shared with your colleagues worldwide. See below for more details.
Here's this month's Quandary:
A male client I’m treating tends to use me in hypothetical examples, which I find inappropriate. Last week, when we were discussing healthy dating habits, he said, “So if you and I went to a movie, would it be okay to hold your hand afterwards?” I didn’t address the comment at the time, but would like to bring it up during our next session since this is pattern behavior. How should I frame it?
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Topic: Professional Development