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Ethics, confidentiality and disclosure - counselling children

ethics and confidentiality

Counselling children presents unique ethical considerations. When working with children and young people, many students can find it a challenge to ensure they are being mindful of the ethical implications they should be aware of when working with this client group. We share here a collection of advice and guidance which we hope will help them to continue to practice ethically and answer some of the questions they might have. 

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Which ethical considerations should be considered?

Ethical considerations don’t have a clear solution: shades of grey can be more frequent than black and white.

Read the free extract below to be guided through a discussion about the different ethical considerations to be kept in mind when working with this client group. 

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Therapy Outcomes: What Works for Whom?

Take a look at this free chapter, considering the increasing body of research that clinicians can draw on to inform their practice with children and young people.

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Skills For Resolving Ethical Dilemmas

Read this free chapter which aims to equip and support counsellors with a variety of skills to make an informed ethical decision. 

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A confidential space

In this video taken from the SAGE Counselling Video collection, author Peter Jenkins examines ethical considerations when counselling children and the differences between counselling children and adults.

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