Teacher-Student Relationships, Ethics, Abuse

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we explore ethical factors and psychological transference in teacher-student relationships.


Become knowledgeable about ethical factors in teacher-student relationships, including the likelihood of psychological transference, and reflect on how to wisely fulfill the responsibility of a teacher.


Consider that a teacher’s role is to stay focused on the student’s experience while being mindful of projection or assumptions. Relate an approach that teachers can use when students ask personal questions of them. Describe the likelihood that psychological transference happens in yoga classes. Become aware of the importance of not encouraging a sense that the teacher can “heal” students or otherwise feed student fantasies.

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