Developing and maintaining a secure framework for professional practice is a core part of any counselling and psychotherapy training, as all therapists need to understand the key values, ethics and laws that underpin the profession today. But what does being a member of a 'profession’ actually mean, and what does being a ‘professional’ actually involve?
Structured around the BACP Core Curriculum, and with the help of exercises, case studies and tips for further reading, this book covers everything from the requirements of the BACP Ethical Framework to broader perspectives on good professional practice.
- Practising as a therapist in different roles and organizational contexts.
- Working with key issues, including difference, vulnerable clients and risk.
- Understanding the law and relevant legal frameworks for practice.
- Working ethically, including contrasting models and approaches to ethics.