David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Ethics and Behavior 12 (4):353 – 370 (2002)
Therapeutic reactivity among psychology trainees (N = 68) was ascertained by their response to 10 clinical vignettes depicting clients with HIV who are sexually active with uninformed partners. This construct accounts for the relative change in decisions to maintain the confidentiality of clients who acknowledge safe versus unsafe sexual behavior. As anticipated, an analysis of variance revealed a significant main effect for safety and a significant 3-way interaction (Sexual Orientation × Safety × Gender). Subsequent analyses revealed that trainees exhibit the highest level of therapeutic reactivity toward heterosexual male clients, and the lowest reactive stance toward heterosexual female clients. Although the decisional pattern evidenced toward heterosexuals seems congruent with epidemiological estimates of risk, the decisions toward lesbians and gay males appear more likely a function of bias. The ethical implications of these findings are discussed.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Fawn M. McNeil-Haber (2004). Ethical Considerations in the Use of Nonerotic Touch in Psychotherapy with Children. Ethics and Behavior 14 (2):123 – 140.
Elliot D. Cohen (2003). Lethal Sex. International Journal of Applied Philosophy 17 (2):253-265.
Jurrit Bergsma & Bertha Mook (1998). Ethical Considerations in Psychotherapeutic Systems. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 19 (4):371-381.
James L. Werth, Caroline Burke & Rebekah J. Bardash (2002). Confidentiality in End-of-Life and After-Death Situations. Ethics and Behavior 12 (3):205 – 222.
Misty K. Hook & Jennifer L. Cleveland (1999). To Tell or Not to Tell: Breaching Confidentiality with Clients with HIV and AIDS. Ethics and Behavior 9 (4):365 – 381.
Andrew M. Pomerantz & Dan J. Segrist (2006). The Influence of Payment Method on Psychologists' Diagnostic Decisions Regarding Minimally Impaired Clients. Ethics and Behavior 16 (3):253 – 263.
Linh Nguyen Littleford (2007). How Psychotherapists Address Hypothetical Multiple Relationships Dilemmas with Asian American Clients: A National Survey. Ethics and Behavior 17 (2):137 – 162.
Randolph B. Pipes (1997). Nonsexual Relationships Between Psychotherapists and Their Former Clients: Obligations of Psychologists. Ethics and Behavior 7 (1):27 – 41.
Durriya Meer & Leon VandeCreek (2002). Cultural Considerations in Release of Information. Ethics and Behavior 12 (2):143 – 156.
Melba J. T. Vasquez (1991). Sexual Intimacies with Clients After Termination: Should a Prohibition Be Explicit? Ethics and Behavior 1 (1):45 – 61.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads4 ( #463,695 of 1,781,368 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #295,020 of 1,781,368 )
How can I increase my downloads?