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Clinician's Quandary invites your take on how you'd handle tricky scenarios in practice! On the first Tuesday of every month, we'll pose a new 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.
This month's Quandary:
My office is in my home, which means clients sometimes observe elements of my personal life. I’ve had clients ask me about my electric car in the driveway, whether they can pet my dog (who sometimes barks), and where my kids go to school (there are often toys in the yard). In the past, I’ve gently asked these clients if we can stay on topic, but I worry that response seems callous. I'd love some creative examples of how others have dealt with this in their practices.
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Topic: Professional Development