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Sexual Contact During and After the Professional Relationship: Attitudes and Practices of Male Counselors

Thoreson, Richard W ; Shaughnessy, Peter ; Heppner, P. Paul ; Cook, Stephen W

Journal of counseling and development, 1993-03, Vol.71 (4), p.429-434 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd

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  • Title:
    Sexual Contact During and After the Professional Relationship: Attitudes and Practices of Male Counselors
  • Author/Creator: Thoreson, Richard W ; Shaughnessy, Peter ; Heppner, P. Paul ; Cook, Stephen W
  • Publisher: Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Counselors ; Sexual ethics ; Evaluation ; Educators ; Beliefs, opinions and attitudes
  • Is Part Of: Journal of counseling and development, 1993-03, Vol.71 (4), p.429-434
  • Description: The authors of this article surveyed a national sample of male counselors and educators (N = 366) on both attitudes toward and participation in sexual misconduct with clients, students, and students under supervision. Although relatively few respondents (1.7%) reported having engaged in sexual misconduct with clients during a professional relationship, the prevalence rate increased to 17% when the definition of sexual misconduct was expanded to include (a) students and students under supervision and (b) occurrences of sexual misconduct after the professional relationship. Respondents who indicated that erotic sexual conduct may not constitute professional misconduct were more likely to report having engaged in such behavior.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0748-9633
    EISSN: 1556-6676
    DOI: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.1993.tb02660.x