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Therapists are professionals being paid for a service, and therefore they must recognize that a power differential always exists in the psychoanalytic psychotherapy of a patient.
Even when therapists assert adherence to relational or intersubjective theoretical models that stress mutuality, the fact that they are paid for their service establishes a fiduciary relationship.
To determine if this article meets the CE requirements for your specialty, please contact your state licensing board. Gabbard is Brown Foundation Chair of Psychoanalysis and professor in the Menninger department of psychiatry at the Baylor College of Medicine. Professional boundaries are components that constitute the therapeutic frame.He is also training and supervising analyst at Houston-Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute. They can be considered to represent an "edge" or limit of the appropriate behavior by the psychoanalytic psychotherapist in the clinical setting (Gutheil and Gabbard, 1993).The fundamental notion inherent in the concept of professional boundaries is that attention to the basic aspects of the professional nature of the therapeutic relationship will serve to create an atmosphere of safety and predictability that facilitates the patient's ability to use the treatment.In earlier years of psychoanalytic training, it was not unusual for students who needed to fulfill the program's requirement to be in analysis with a faculty member, who was also an instructor at the institute.