Boundaries, Power and Ethical Responsibility in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Essential Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Andrew Reeves (Paperback)Kirsten Amis (author)
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The boundaries of the therapeutic relationship are a crucial part of effective therapy. But understanding them, and the effects of power and responsibility, can be intimidating to trainee or newly-qualified therapists. This book will take step by step through everything they need to know to work ethically and safeguard the wellbeing of both themselves and their clients.
* Contracting and the importance of negotiating and clarifying boundaries with clients
* The implications and limits of maintaining confidentiality
* Keeping clear sexual boundaries, and how to work around issues safely and appropriately
* What happens when circumstances change, and everyday or serious disruptions occur to therapy
* The nature of the therapist's power, and how to employ it responsibly to a client's benefit
Packed with case studies, ethical dilemmas and points for reflection and discussion, this is an essential read for trainee practitioners and qualified therapists looking to ensure safe and ethical practice.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 184
Weight: 230 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
This book draws attention to complex areas in counselling and psychotherapy that are difficult to manage. In clear steps, Kirsten Amis guides us through the maze of ethics, boundaries and power. Her common-sense wisdom shines through the text in a way that will enhance the practice of any therapist that takes it to heart. This is a great book for students and practitioners alike.
-- Professor Alistair Ross
This book addresses issues that are critical for the development of sound and ethical counselling practice. It challenges the trainee counsellor to think through numerous scenarios that could occur in any practice. It is well organised in relevant chapters and would be a stimulating read for a voracious learner.-- Emeritus Professor Sue Wheeler
This is a valuable addition to current literature and will be useful and informative to those new to counselling and to experienced practitioners. Her style is accessible and the book is both comprehensive and concise at the same time - not an easy accomplishment.-- Sheila M. Hamilton
Kirsten's accessible writing style offers a concise guide, full of key information and points for reflection in relation to the ethical responsibility counsellors have within their work. A comprehensive guide to the ethical dilemmas which can arise within the collaborative therapeutic relationship, this book provides a real sense of the need to explicitly define boundaries and respect confidentiality. It is a must-read for all counsellors!
-- Allie Scott
Boundaries, power and ethical responsibilities are key issues for all counsellors. This is a clear, well-written and comprehensive guide, brought to life with relevant examples. It draws from several professional ethical guidelines, and also covers how ethical considerations can vary according to theoretical orientation. The inclusion of diagrams aids understanding. This book will provide an invaluable resource to practising counsellors, trainers and students alike.-- Jill Whitfield