Therapists, therefore, make every effort to avoid conditions and multiple relationships that could impair professional objectivity or increase the risk of exploitation.
When the risk of impairment or exploitation exists due to conditions or multiple roles, therapists take appropriate precautions. Marriage and family therapists do not provide therapy to current students or supervisees.
As noted below, most professional associations' code of ethics clearly state that sexual relationships between teacher/instructor and current students are unethical.
Similarly, the below quotes from different codes of ethics show that the dual role of supervisor and therapists/analysts is also frowned upon by most codes of ethics.
Dr Surendra Kumar, a GP who practises in Widnes, Cheshire, said: ‘Consider the powers of the doctor.