Ethics in Marital and Family Therapy: A Review of the Literature

Christi Ann Patten, Therese Barnett, Daniel Houlihan

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This article reviews the literature regarding ethical issues frequently encountered in marital and family therapy. Ways to engage nonattenders, maintain confidentiality, and successfully terminate therapy are also discussed. Possible ways to expand existing ethical guidelines are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1991
Externally publishedYes


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  • Psychology(all)

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