Sexual contact between psychotherapists and their patients is currently one of the leading causes of malpractice claims against psychotherapists. Some courts have recognized the devastating emotional harm that patients suffer as a result of psychotherapist-patient sex and have expanded the remedies available to these patients; a few state legislatures have enacted statutes that impose civil or criminal penalties on psychotherapists who engage in sexual activity with their patients.
Psychotherapists' Sexual Relationships with Their Patients,
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