When is a relationship too close, and when is it not close enough? How intimate can or should be the relationship between therapist and client, doctor and patient, supervisor and trainee? These questions of pressing concern—especially where power imbalances and ethical issues complicate relationships—are addressed by Joseph L. Henderson, June Singer, Peter Rutter, Montague Ullman, Diane Wood Middlebrook, Harry A. Wilmer, and eight other writers. Includes a foreword by Maya Angelou.
"Closeness: In Personal and Professional Relationships makes us very aware of the difference between the masks of closeness and genuine intimacy. Repeatedly the authors circle the mystery of the soul. To what extent must it be veiled? To what extent revealed? Readers are challenged to consider this in their personal and collective relationships."—Marion Woodman, author of Leaving My Father's House: A Journey to Conscious Femininity
"A thoughtful and heart-provoking collection of essays on intimacy and boundaries that is especially relevant to psychotherapists."—Jean Shinoda Bolen, author of Goddesses in Everywoman