Submitted by members
Arlene (Lu) Steinberg, Judie Alpert, and Christine Courtois:
We are pleased to announce the publication of our edited book, which can be pre-ordered via APA and other listed online retailers.
Steinberg, A., Alpert, J. L. , & Courtois, C. C. (Eds.; 2021, May). Sexual Boundary Violations in Psychotherapy: Therapy Indiscretions, Transgressions, and Misconduct. American Psychological Association.
The book is different from other books on sexual boundary violations presently on the market. We attempt to reach a broader audience of mental health professionals and we cover many different topics. For example, we begin with a historical overview of the topic of sexual boundary violations, and have a chapter on the APA ethics code and legal statutes as well as one on boundary challenges and the ethics of professional misconduct and treatment. We also consider sexual boundary violations from various theoretical perspectives (e.g., cognitive behavioral, sex therapy, gestalt therapy, feminist therapy, psychoanalytically-oriented psychotherapy), and we consider boundary violations in unique settings (e.g., pastoral counseling, digital age) and with various populations (e.g., racial and cultural, cisgender/heterosexual dyads). Dynamics and effects are considered as well. The voice of the Victim/Survivor client is included, and the betrayal trauma experienced by many in the aftermath. In addition, an interview with Andrea Celenza, a psychoanalyst whose made prominent contributions to our understanding of sexual boundary violations, is also included. The book contains chapters on treating clients who have been sexually abused by a therapist, supervision with therapists who have engaged in sexual misconduct, and the treatment of therapists who sexually offend. In the epilogue, themes are identified as well as directions for prevention and intervention are considered.
Contributors include some of the major contributors to the sexual boundary violations literature, e.g., Andrea Celenza, Philip Hemphill, Gary Schoener, Laura Brown, Linda Campbell, Stephen Levine, Elizabeth Goren, Sue Grand, Christine Courtois, Arlene (Lu) Steinberg, Judie Alpert