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It is not culturally appropriate to make assumptions about a client’s worldview of who is and who is not a family member. In the case mentioned, neither the client nor the counselor was aware of this situation, and therefore the counselor would not break off her engagement or wedding plans.

Rather, the counselor should discuss with the client the change in relationship between the counselor and client (to be cousin and cousin-in-law so to speak).

But sex between therapists and their patients still happens from time to time, and a rather dramatic case in Kenosha demonstrates why Wisconsin state law considers it a crime.

To assume she should have known better is an understatement.

DK: For the first time in its history, the ACA Code of Ethics (in Standard A.5.b.) now explicitly prohibits sexual or romantic relationships with the family members or romantic partners of clients.

It will be interesting to hear how that came up in the revision discussions and what the thinking was behind that.

The client may decide to maintain the counselor-client relationship, but the counselor is obligated to explore the potential risks and benefits to the change in relationship (i.e., seeing each other at family gatherings).

Since informed consent is an ongoing process, there would be a need to readdress confidentiality if the client decides to stay with the counselor.

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DK: As mentioned earlier, the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics increases the prohibition on sexual and romantic interactions with former clients.

The old 1995 code stated that counselors were to avoid sexual intimacies with former clients within two years of termination.

The revised 2005 code expands the time frame to five years.

The main goal of counseling should be to focus on the best interests and welfare of the client.

Counselors cannot know each and every relationship or relative of clients, but counselors should not knowingly engage in such relationships. Suppose a counselor is engaged to be married and finds out from looking at the wedding invitations that one of her long-term clients is a very close cousin of her fiancé.

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