Work dating ethics

Toward the end of one session, Melvin asked Iris if she would like to spend a little time with him outside the office “so we can get to know each other a little better.” Melvin went on to explain to Iris that he was feeling attracted to her and sensed that she may feel something toward him.

Melvin was careful to explain to Iris that he wouldn’t do anything to harm her or Ezra’s progress in treatment.

For many years, Melvin provided clinical services to children and families, specializing in child behavior management problems, couples counseling, and family therapy.

5 Melvin was a clinical social worker in independent practice.

Melvin met with Ezra and his mother—sometimes individually and sometimes together—for approximately seven months.