The cultural imperatives of professionalism: Who's protecting whom?

Carol Boland*

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    What does it mean to be a professional therapist? This paper explores some of the personal and cultural pressures that Influence how we see ourselves as professional therapists. It then explores how these pressures impact upon our capacity to protect children and ourselves.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)177-183
    Number of pages7
    JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    • Child protection
    • Genuineness in therapy
    • Power in therapy
    • Reporting of emotional abuse


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