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Therapist-patient Sexual Involvement:
A Review of the Research

Kenneth S. Pope

This article ("Therapist-Patient Sexual Involvement: A Review of the Research") was published in Clinical Psychology Review, vol. 10, #4, pages 477-490.

ABSTRACT: Reviews research findings about the occurrence and effects of therapist-patient sexual intimacies. Variables discussed include gender, discipline and theoretical orientation of the mental health professional, age, patient risk factors, and consequences for patients. It is suggested that therapist-patient sexual involvement may have significantly decreased during the last 12 years.

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