Boundaries, Power and Ethical Responsibility in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Series: Essential Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Andrew Reeves

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  • 9781446296653
  • 9781473987012
  • 9781473987777

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.

It tackles:

·         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.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446296653
  • 9781473987012
  • 9781473987777

In The Press

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. 

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446296653
  • 9781473987012
  • 9781473987777