The prevalence of sexual contact between British clinical psychologists and their patients
UNSPECIFIED. (1998) The prevalence of sexual contact between British clinical psychologists and their patients. CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHOTHERAPY, 5 (4). pp. 253-263. ISSN 1063-3995Full text not available from this repository.
The first British empirical study of therapist-patient sexual contact is described. In a national random survey of 1000 clinical psychologists with 581 usable responses, 3.5% of respondents reported having had sexual contact with patients either in the course of therapy or following discharge. Almost a quarter reported that they had treated patients who had been sexually involved with previous therapists, and almost two-fifths said they knew (through sources other than patients) of other clinical psychologists who had had sexual contact with patients. A number of variables were associated with breach of sexual boundaries. Logistic regression analysis revealed that three of these, homosexual orientation, sexual involvement with educators during postgraduate training, and longer post-qualification professional experience, were significant predictors of sexual contact with patients. (C) 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY & PSYCHOTHERAPY|
|Publisher:||JOHN WILEY & SONS LTD|
|Official Date:||December 1998|
|Number of Pages:||11|
|Page Range:||pp. 253-263|
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