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Clinician's Quandary invites your take on how you'd handle tricky scenarios in practice! On the first Tuesday of every month, we'll pose a new Quandary and collect responses. Top answers from the previous month will be posted that same day and shared with your colleagues worldwide.

This month's Quandary:

I’m a little embarrassed to admit it, but I find my client Max extremely attractive and charming. I’d never act on these feelings, but I worry about how it might affect our work. More than I would any other client, I’ve found myself thinking about how I look and speak around him, and when we chat at the beginning of sessions, I feel like the conversation sometimes borders on flirtatious. I could refer him out, but feel bad because this isn’t his fault. Even if I did, how would I explain it? What should I do?

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  • Send your response in 300 words or less to info@psychnetworker.org. Include "Clinician's Quandary Submission" in the subject line. Include your name and country, city, or state in the email. Responses may be edited for clarity.
  • Please provide detail in your response that paints a picture of what your solution looks like in practice. Don't be afraid to get creative!
  • Please allow up to one month for our editors to review your submission. We'll let you know by email if your response is selected for publication.

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2 Comments

Saturday, November 9, 2019 3:02:07 PM | posted by Toni Parker
I reading these articles about medications and whether she should take meds. There is one thing that really concerns me.. It is important to look at her nutrition and nobody is discussing that. All the research shows that nutrition plays a huge part on our moods and behavior.. especially sugar. I would like to see someone asking her what she eats and when and also about exercise.and her sleep.. It is important to look at the whole person. Is she eating lots of processed food that is full of sugar and chemicals? Please consider these factors when discussing medication and if you don't know about nutrition then work with one.. So much research about impact of food and exercise now that we as therapists need to take this into consideration.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 4:32:58 PM | posted by David Stewart
I am glad to see this feature added to the otherwise very comprehensive array of articles and resources for the clinican's on-going clinical development. What I have often wondered is why there has not been a regular feature focusing on clinical supervision. The consultation section does not really use that kind of lens. Thanks for this, keep it up. David Stewart, Victoria, BC, Canada