Violating Boundaries

  title={Violating Boundaries},
  author={Anne C. Dailey},
  journal={Studies in Gender and Sexuality},
  pages={13 - 18}
  • Anne C. Dailey
  • Published 2 January 2017
  • Psychology
  • Studies in Gender and Sexuality
ABSTRACT This essay begins by questioning the role that the word “boundary” plays when we say that a “sexual boundary violation” has occurred in an analytic treatment. Boundaries are bright lines drawn to separate lawful from unlawful, consensual from coerced, free from exploited, ownership from trespass, fantasy from reality. But the notion of boundaries fails in a profound and fateful way to capture the inescapable circulation of erotic transference and countertransference feelings in an… 
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