HOW PERSONAL CAN TRAINING GET?

Authors

  • Harry J. Aponte

    1. Family Therapy Training Program of Philadelphia
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    • My thanks for her ideas and editorial help to Theresa Romeo-Aponte.

    • Harry J. Aponte, MSW, is Director, Family Therapy Training Program of Philadelphia, Academy House, #32D, 1420 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102.


Abstract

Training on the person of the therapist calls for trainees to deal with their personal issues in relation to the therapy they do. Growing controversy about dual relationships has the field wondering where to draw the line between training and therapy. This paper offers a distinction between dual qualities and dual relationships to clarify the issue. An illustration of clinical training with qualities of therapy demonstrates an effort to maintain proper boundaries in training on the person of the therapist.

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