BOUNDARIES and DUAL RELATIONSHIPS
Establish and maintain strict and clearly defined professional boundaries, including the “dual relationship” arising from client privilege.
- Terminate the client when you determine that the client is not benefiting from your treatment. If the client requires continued treatment, you must document in writing your efforts for a referral to appropriate services and continued therapy.
- Only provide those professional services that are within your professional competency. Do not risk practicing in other occupations.
- All social services based on an assessment, evaluation, or diagnosis with treatment notes must include the diagnostic code and conformance with same.