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Multiple Relationships in Counseling Supervision
Jenny Heuer and Tempest Holbrook
Multiple relationships in counseling supervision is a complex issue that involves
role conflicts, power differentials, and various ethical considerations. These
relationships, however, are not always controversial and can prove beneficial if a
counseling supervisor is aware of the power differential in the relationship with a
supervisee. This is a dynamic topic that asks counselors to consider how this
relationship may ultimately impact clients. The future trend of this topic is one
that will be decided by counseling professionals. This paper explores how
multiple relationships have been addressed by counseling supervisors, ethical
concerns and benefits of multiple relationships, and future trends regarding this
supervisory issue in the counseling profession.