Harming in the name of helping
to be considered for publication in Academic Exchange Quarterly print edition:
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Steve Pec   Editor of Academic Exchange Quarterly
This issue will include articles reporting the practices and behaviors of social workers, counselors and therapists who provide services to clients who are in need of social services, general guidance counseling or a lengthy course of psychotherapy. Typically, people who utilize social or psychological services do so because they are experiencing some kind of stress, such as underemployment or unresolved emotional and psychological issues related to some form of abuse they have experienced in their lives. The clients who need services from people who are social workers or therapist are often at their most vulnerable points in their lives. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for social workers, counselors, and therapist who have unresolved emotional or psychological issues or are simply marginal practitioners to often harm these clients in the name of helping. Whether this harm is intentional or not, this is a complex discussion with many factors. The purpose of this feature is to explore the various ways in which social workers, counselors and therapists harm people that they are intending to help. We are particularly interested in how helping professionals who are aware of this phenomenon are addressing this type of issue in their respective professions.
Who May Submit:
Faculty, administrators, social workers, counselors and graduate students.   Please identify your submission with keyword: SOCWORK-1