Sexual Relations Between Psychotherapists and Their Patients: Toward Research or Restraint

28 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2009

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Leonard L. Riskin

University of Florida - Levin College of Law

Date Written: July 1, 1979

Abstract

This Article discusses the problem of sexual relationships between adult, competent patients and properly trained and licensed psychotherapists, examines the failure of social control devices to deter the activity and their success in inhibiting the production of information about it, suggests an alternative community policy and, finally, proposes a means of carrying out that policy.

Keywords: sexual relations, ethics, psychotherapist, patient, psychotherapy, professional organization, licensing authority

Suggested Citation

Riskin, Leonard L., Sexual Relations Between Psychotherapists and Their Patients: Toward Research or Restraint (July 1, 1979). California Law Review, Vol. 67, 1979. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1507254

Leonard L. Riskin (Contact Author)

University of Florida - Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

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