It is not difficult to imagine that intimate relationships with clients can have a detrimental impact both on the helping relationship and on the client. In this discussion, you will analyze the impact of such relationships and their effects on all parties involved, including the human services practitioner. Use the readings, internet, and Purdue Global Library to research the potential emotional, psychological, and social impacts on the client in an intimate relationship with a human service professional.
Please respond to the following:
- Create a scenario, analyze it, and then discuss the likely and potential impacts of intimate relationships on the client and the human service professional.
- Research similar situations in the state in which you live and discuss how the scenario you created might be handled if it occurred in your state.
- Discuss how your professional values can help you avoid dual relationships in your own practice.