PURPOSE: This policy has arisen from an aggregate of situations over many years that have created ethical concerns about potential issues emerging from dual role relationships. At the Center, trainees have contact with numerous staff members and it may be impossible to prevent difficulties that can arise from dual roles. However, this policy is intended to minimize potential negative impact on the students served at the Center. POLICY: No trainee at any level may receive counseling at the Counseling Center while in training at the Center. Further, no therapist who has worked with a student who is applying for training in the Center will provide any information to staff involved in selection. Therapists will not function in the role of clinical supervisor or other supervisor should their former client become a trainee in the Center. The following procedures are in place for maintaining this policy
ADDENDUM These policies have not been put into place to discourage anyone from obtaining therapy that they need. The Counseling Center staff values the contribution therapy can make to the development and growth of graduate students in training. The Center staff will provide a list of practitioners and will try to work with community agencies and individual therapists to provide no-cost or low cost therapy for graduate students, though Center staff cannot promise this will occur.
If there are any questions please contact:Pei-Yi Lin, PhD, HSPPDirector of Training Counseling Center Ball State University Lucina Hall, Room 320 Muncie, IN 47306-0895 Phone: 765-285-1736
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