Program

IAAP-08-2

The professional relationship revisited

[Speaker] Geertsema, Henk:1
1:GERION/VU university medical center, Amsterdam (Netherlands)

The professional relationship between psychologist and client has been a subject of considerable concern and reflection through the years, especially in healthcare settings. The knowledge and skills of psychologists has been acknowledge as an important and dominant factor in this relationship. Several attempts have been undertaken to get a more balanced relationship. We will discuss concepts as autonomy in a neo-liberal context, shared decision making and clients rights. Examples from the Dutch experience will be presented.
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