Eye on Ethics: The Perils of Countertransference
Department (Manual Entry)
School of Social Work
Over the years, I have learned that not all ethical issues take the form of complex dilemmas. Rather, many of them involve ethical mistakes and social workers’ efforts to avoid them. Among the most common, in my experience, are mistakes triggered by social workers' intense reactions to clients' behaviors.
Reamer, Frederic G., "Eye on Ethics: The Perils of Countertransference," Social Work Today, October, 2011, available at: http://www.socialworktoday.com/news/eoe_101311.shtml