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Therapeutic Letters: A Challenge to Conventional Notions of Boundary

Rodgers, Neil


This article explores the impact of letter writing on therapeutic boundaries. Letters challenged and extended the spatial and temporal boundaries of the therapeutic relationship, and especially the boundary between the personal and the professional, resulting in greater relational connectedness and therapeutic intimacy between the author as therapist and his client participants. By crossing boundaries traditionally posited to keep clients safe, letter writing evoked a carefully considered use...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Family Nursing
DOI: 10.1177/1074840708330666


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