Helper or Friend? Navigating Multiple Roles in a Ministry Relationship. A dual relationship is having both an intimate counseling relationship and another type of relationship with a counselee. For the Christian/pastoral counselor, dual relationships are often unavoidable because of shared contexts (e.g., being members of the same church). However, many counselors and pastors have either steered clear of them or unwittingly mishandled their inherent complexities. This workshop will explore the complexities involved while bringing biblical clarity and vision in an area of counseling that has been wrought with confusion, discomfort, and fear of litigation.
This lecture is from the 2013 National Conference, “Not Alone: The Relational Core of Life and Counseling.”