Professional Practice, With
Special Applications to
Rural and Military
Jeffrey E. Barnett, PhD and Barbara A. Yutrzenka, PhD
Numerous articles as well as changes in law, licensing regulations, and ethical standards have sensitized psychologists to the nature of their professional relationships as psychotherapists, supervisors, teachers, employers, and researchers. Inherent in these professional relationships is an obligation to ensure that professional boundaries are not violated and that psychologists should avoid exploitation of the consumer’s trust and confidence.
Reproduced by permission of the Division of Psychologists in Independent Practice of the
American Psychological Association. Barnett, J. E., and Yutrzenka, B. A. (1994). Nonsexual
dual relationships in professional practice, with special applications to rural and military
communities. The Independent Practitioner, 14 (5), 243–248.