Bartering is not recommended. This could lead to role confusion, misleading roles, It can even be overlapping roles, as friends counselors, acquaintance or even BFF’s. Can trust and confidence still be between or is it diminished?
A marriage and family therapist in a small farming community agreed to take fresh produce as payment for three sessions with a couple who needed professional advice regarding the management of an elderly parent. A counselor in a small town agreed to see a proud but poverty-stricken client who was mourning the loss of his spouse in return for the client's carpentry work on a charitable home restoration project organized by a group that the counselor actively supported. A psychologist performed a child assessment in exchange for five small potted trees from the parent-owner of a struggling nursery service. Reference: http://www.continuingedcourses.net/active/courses/course066.php
It is very important that if you decide to continue with the thought of bartering in order to help your client. The best recommendations is to protect yourself. Have a written agreement. Have your client sign it in front of a mediator. Explain the details of the agreement to avoid confusions.
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Caseworker and a client should
These boundaries can be crossed
by them in different situations.
The relationship is not only about
counseling, the boundary can be
crossed by :
Caseworker is a young women
fairly new to the practice. She starts with
therapy session with her new client Miguel
who starts fantasizing about his
caseworker. He eventually ask her out on
a date. The caseworker accepts the
invitation. Then from that day on they
meet outside of their therapy session.
Sessions outside of
Do not accept the
Do not take work
Do not accept fancy
Referral to another
Bartering : is when a client
pays for his counseling visit for
exchange in work, goods, or
by working for the therapist.
association (2002) states that;
barter is the acceptance of
goods, services, or other
from client /patients in return
for psychological services.
Psychologist may barter only
if (1) it is not clinically(2) the
resulting arrangement is not
Bartering for Professional services(Corey, "Chapter 7,Sexual Attractions in the Client-Therapist
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Examples of bartering
Marriage & Family therapist
Clarify the agreement
Avoid repayment with service
Re-payment by goods or monthly small
Bartering for Professional services(Corey, "Chapter 7,Sexual Attractions in the ClientTherapist Relationship," 2011)
: a young therapist barely going
in the working field finds herself trap and
lost. The situation was that she broke the
ethical boundaries of talking to another
person about her client.
The most important thing to remember when
entering into any helping field, is that
professional boundaries are necessary.
Ethical standards set by governing agencies
aren't always enough to regulate one's
actions and guide one into a safe, beneficial,
and effective decision.
In counseling, the client is the most important,
and it is important to remember that the
counselor must keep their well-being in mind
at all times.