Betty has been undergoing therapy for alcohol abuse and drug dependence. She informs the therapist that she would like to barter her services for treatment. Incidentally, she is in a beauty-enhancement career and runs a small salon at home. She offers the therapist a free package, including a massage, a haircut, and a facial.
- If you were the counselor, would you accept these services as payment? If so, how would you accept?
- If this is an acceptable form of payment, how might you ensure that it is ethically sound and that no power differential exists between you and the client?