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Creative Ethical Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Creative Ethical Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy

March 2012 | 136 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Can I be a creative therapist without overstepping boundaries and risking complaints?

Can I practise safely and ethically whilst remaining true to my humanistic values?

This book answers 'Yes' by offering a safety net to trainees and therapists working in the context of today's 'complaints culture'. Exploring what safe and creative practice means in relation to the key cornerstones in therapy, the authors offer practical guidance to assist the reader in reflecting on and negotiating the challenges of boundaries, legalities and defensive practice. Creative Ethical Practice for Counselling & Psychotherapy considers the necessary structures and processes that must inform creative, humanistic practice for it to be a safe, ethical therapeutic framework.

Packed with reflective exercises, summaries, case examples and step-by-step guidance, this book takes the reader from establishing the therapeutic relationship to worst-case scenarios like complaints procedures and legal action. It is essential reading for legal & ethical modules on all counselling courses.

Patti Owens, Michael Wilson and Bee Springwood are all humanistic and integrative therapists and members of the UK Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP) as well as the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Contemporary Therapeutic Practice
Cornerstones of Therapy
Creating and Maintaining Therapy Agreements
Framing the Therapeutic Process
Dealing with Mistakes in Therapeutic Practice
Reviewing Your Practice and Looking Forward

The essence of this book directs the reader to creatively assess their ethical practice from a client and dynamic perspective. It highlights that there is a real need to understand how ‘in the moment’ practitioners have to risk manage the ever changing situation in a session, and how it an ability that needs to be understood so as not to stifle creativity. Definitely a must read.

Mr Mike Bancroft
Counselling, Alton College
March 2, 2013

A good accompanyment text to Tim Bond's ethics book

Mrs Rebecca Southall
Counselling Training, GB Prohealth Ltd
November 9, 2012

A creative and practical addition to the market

Mr Graham Bright
Faculty of Education & Theology, York St John University College
September 22, 2012

This is must for students on diploma courses and also experieced counsellors.

Mrs Mary Sherrill
Health & Social Care, Tresham Institute
June 18, 2012

An interesting approach to the subject and one of few tht stresses the use of mediation.

Mr Bill Stanley
Counselling, Newman University College
May 22, 2012

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ISBN: 9781446202029

ISBN: 9781446202012

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