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Boundaries and Dual Relationships

In this Assignment, you will apply the information you have learned  regarding boundaries and dual relationships to the analysis of a real  life scenario.

Assignment Scenario

Ms. Cheney was a case manager at an outpatient clinic that provided a  variety of services. One of her clients was Ms. Rosalind, who was  receiving services because of a recent divorce. Ms. Cheney had also  experienced a divorce in her past and thought she had effectively dealt  with that experience, but found herself identifying with many comments  made by Ms. Rosalind.

Through their work together, the two women realized they shared many  common interests. They often found themselves talking about these shared  interests in their time together and eventually began meeting for  coffee after their sessions. Ms. Rosalind soon suggested they begin  spending additional time together socially and Ms. Cheney agreed. Before  long, they became fast friends, spending a significant amount of social  time together on evenings and weekends, visiting clubs, going to movies  or visiting local restaurants.

After several months, the two had a falling out about a gentleman  both women favored. Ms. Rosalind filed a complaint with the Regulatory  agency in her state about the relationship.

Assignment Directions

Please be sure to address all of the following in your Assignment:

  • Introduce the case study and analyze the implications of the events in the scenario.
  • Investigate the harmful effects of such a relationship on all  parties involved: Ms. Rosalind, the helping relationship, and for Ms.  Cheney.
  • Discuss both the social and emotional impacts of such a relationship  as well as their effects on the treatment relationship. Use specific  examples.
  • Discuss the likely outcome of Ms. Rosalind’s complaint if it was filed in your state.
  • Discuss strategies to minimize the likelihood of such a relationship arising in your practice.

Assignment Guidelines

Your Assignment should be a 3–4 page expository essay, not including  the title and reference pages, and should include the following  elements:

  • Title page: Provide your name, title of Assignment, course and section number, and date
  • Body: Answer all the questions in complete sentences and paragraphs 
    • Your responses should reflect professional writing standards using  proper tone and language. The writing and writing style should be  correct, accurate, and reflect knowledge of professional ethics and  personal values in the human service profession.
  • Reference page: Sources in APA format 
    • Include a minimum of two scholarly or academic sources to support your responses and conclusions
  • Use Arial or Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, and left aligned
  • Use standard 1″ margins on all sides
  • Use APA Formatting and Citation style 
    • If you need assistance with APA style, please visit the Academic Success Center.

This Assignment assesses the following Course Outcome:

HN510-2: Compare and contrast behavior that is congruent with the values and ethics of the human services profession.