Helen Coale's book, The Vulnerable Therapist, is, as the author informs us, a "passionate book with an attitude." Coale, a licensed marriage and family therapist, "explores therapist and client vulnerability in a professional context that is increasingly (and unethically) rule-based." With this opening statement, the author offers her observations on the construction and deconstruction of common ethical dilemmas facing clinicians. The aim of her book is to challenge professional ethics as they exist today. Coale believes that "ethics rules are increasingly limiting therapeutic possibilities for clinicians and clients."