Psychotherapy Networker • 9/30/2018 • 13 Comments
Ever heard about a tricky clinical scenario and thought, "I know exactly how I'd handle that"? In the spirit of sharing and community, we're introducing a forum called Clinician's Quandary, where you, the reader, offer your take on how you'd address a clinical dilemma from a real practice.
On the first Tuesday of every month, we'll pose a Quandary and collect responses. Top answers from the previous month will be posted that same day and shared with your colleagues worldwide. See below for submission details.
Here's this month's Quandary:
I’ve been seeing Mark and his wife, Nicole, for couples therapy for almost six months. Mark recently requested an individual session, during which he revealed he’s been chatting online with an old girlfriend and even met her for once drinks when Nicole was away on a work trip, at which point they’d shared a kiss. He says he’s still committed to doing couples work, regrets the kiss but not the rekindled friendship, and has asked me to keep the whole thing a secret. What should I do?
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Topic: Professional Development