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Sexual relationship with patient (07HDC03930)
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(07HDC03930, 5 November 2008)
Counselling ~ Sexual relationship ~ Neuro Linguistic
Programming ~ New Zealand Association of Counsellors Code of Ethics
~ New Zealand Association of Neuro Linguistic Programming
incorporated Code of Practice ~ Rights 2, 4(2)
A woman complained that her counsellor developed an
inappropriate relationship with her during their counselling
sessions, and that he continued to provide counselling while
maintaining a sexual relationship with her.
It was held that the counsellor abused his position of trust and
sexually exploited his client, in breach of Right 2. He also failed
to comply with ethical standards by entering into a concurrent
sexual and therapeutic relationship, and breached Right 4(2).
The matter was referred to the Director of Proceedings. The
Director did not pursue a claim before the Human Rights Review
Tribunal in this matter.
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