Boundaries and boundary violations

Middleton, Warwick (2012). Boundaries and boundary violations. In Charles R. Figley (Ed.), Encyclopedia of trauma: an interdisciplinary guide (pp. 56-59) Thousand Oaks, CA, California: Sage Publications. doi:10.4135/9781452218595

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Author Middleton, Warwick
Title of chapter Boundaries and boundary violations
Title of book Encyclopedia of trauma: an interdisciplinary guide
Place of Publication Thousand Oaks, CA, California
Publisher Sage Publications
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Chapter in textbook
DOI 10.4135/9781452218595
ISBN 9781452218595
Editor Charles R. Figley
Start page 56
End page 59
Total pages 4
Total chapters 280
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Subjects 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
321021 Psychiatry
Abstract/Summary A personal boundary is a fundamental component of selfhood; it refers to the ability to define one's self as an independent individual deserving of fair, respectful, nonexploitive treatment that is informed by widely accepted standards of legal and human rights. Healthy selfhood brings with it the capacity to have well-defined demarcation points whether the issue being engaged is physical, sexual, financial, or property related or has to do with privacy and confidentiality. This entry discusses the nature of personal boundaries with particular attention to the therapeutic relationship, beginning with the clinical profile of individuals who have experienced trauma regarding boundary issues. The next section outlines the historical evolution of the concept of boundaries within the discipline of classical psychoanalysis, including the complex and fraught circumstances surrounding its development. The entry concludes with a brief review of the current understanding of boundary issues in the therapeutic relationship.
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Additional Notes Online Pub. Date: September 05, 2012

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