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The literature is replete with pros, cons, guidelines and advicc on touch. A literature search and review offers a wealth of articles on touch in psychotherapy. (…) It is crucial to think before acting; to understand the counter-transference and transference implications; to collaborate with our patients about potential benefit and harm, all of which will result in making wise clinical choices.