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boundaries

Pronunciation: bown′dăr-ēz

Definition: In psychiatry and psychology, various guidelines that define the role of the mental health professional and the setting and scope of the therapeutic interaction to provide a sage therapeutic environment clearly differentiated from that of a social environment. This will facilitate optimal therapeutic benefit to the patient and limit any personal gratification to the therapist save that derived from the therapeutic work itself.

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