Sexual boundary violations: An agenda demanding more consideration

Arlene Lu Steinberg, Judith L. Alpert

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The 13 articles raise some very interesting issues, which clearly need more consideration. In addition, several authors made specific suggestions. In the first part of the present article, we consider these issues as well as some observations, questions, and issues demanding more consideration. The second part of this last article is "vignette driven." For the purposes of this concluding chapter we developed 3 vignettes, focusing on analyst-analysand contact posttreatment, analyst-analysand sexual contact posttreatment, and analyst-analysand physical contact during treatment. We asked a few contributing senior analysts who have been studying sexual boundary violations over time to respond to these vignettes. The independent (from each other) responses of analysts Andrea Celenza, Muriel Dimen with Charles Amrhein, and Barbara Pizer are included here and discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
JournalPsychoanalytic Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2017


  • Analytic relationship
  • Sexual boundary violations
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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