|(a) Imbalances of Power.
(1) Licensees who engage in therapy or counseling recognize
the actual or perceived power or undue influence they hold over current
and former patients and clients.
(2) Licensees are presumed to have power and influence
over former therapy or counseling patients or clients.
(3) Licensees do not engage in sexual relationships
with, employ, enter into business with or otherwise exploit any former
patient or client over whom they have actual or perceived power or
undue influence created through a therapeutic relationship.
(b) Treatment plans.
(1) Licensees create specific written treatment plans
that include, at a minimum, agreed upon goals of the treatment, the
techniques to be used, and the tentative duration of the treatment
for any therapy or counseling that they provide.
(2) Licensees explain the treatment plan to all recipients
of the therapy or counseling before commencing the services.
(3) Licensees alter and document the alteration in
the treatment plan when clinically indicated.
(4) Licensees confer with and obtain consent from the
patient, client, or other recipient(s) of services concerning significant
alterations in the treatment plan.