Boundaries, Power and Ethical Responsibility in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author(s) : Kirsten Amis, Author(s) : Clare Symons

Boundaries, Power and Ethical Responsibility in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Book Details

  • Publisher : Sage
  • Published : 2017
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 184
  • Category :
    Counselling
  • Category 2 :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 40226
  • ISBN 13 : 9781446296660
  • ISBN 10 : 1446296660

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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.

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.

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