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Gillian Proctor has produced an insightful and thought-provoking book that takes us to the heart of human relating. She makes values and ethics a central part of the therapeutic process and this is illustrated throughout by a range of vignettes that skilfully balnce theory with practice. It is a book that speaks to the soul.
Gillian Proctor has yet again given us a thought-provoking and compelling textbook. This latest book will be a very welcome publication for trainers, trainee practitioners and supervisors in particular. It is also a richly portrayed and ethically mindful journey through counselling processes and relationships that will be invaluable for therapists across the psychological therapies.
This, coupled with its unusual literary device, makes [Values and Ethics in Counselling and Psychotherapy] book ideal for experienced therapists’ groups and offers a ready-made CPD opportunity.
I am glad I read this book. Even though I have often focused on values and ethics in counselling, teaching and supervision over a long career in academia and beyond, this book meaningfully deepened my understanding of the subject, the complexity of the subject and the breadth of literature that has addressed the subject.
When I started reading I quickly realised that this is the best book I have read on ethics since Tim Bond's seminal Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action (2010). ?While this volume does not replace Bond's, it does complement it, as it is an entirely different kind of book [...] This should be essential reading for all counselling and psychotherapy courses, on an almost equal footing with Bond's work. Not replacing it, but as the new 'next best thing', a book that counselling has lacked up to now. I can give it no higher praise than that.
Gives a nuanced exploration of ethical and philosophical concepts relevant to counselling studies students. Complements other standard texts (e.g. Bond) in the field of counselling ethics.
The person-centred approach to counselling requires therapists to consider their values and ethics .This book encourages reflection and offers a great insight into the roots of philosophical schools and also introduces contemporary thinking. Dr Proctor approaches complex ideas in a very accessible way . Its an excellent book and our students are buying it.
Really encourages our learners to explore their own values and the potential impacts of these on the work they do
easy to read and navigate
I have added this book to the list of recommended reading for the CPCAB counselling courses. It is a very straightforward book, reader friendly it has a variety of short exercises and case studies which students find very useful.
A useful book with case studies and questions to enlarge thinking around thorny issues
This book provides useful case examples and questions to enlarge thinking
This useful book provides clear and helpful information and is a good introduction to values and ethics within the helping relationship. The case study material makes précis connections between theory and practice with exercises throughout to help consolidate information.
Although the book is an essential must read for experienced counsellors and psychotherapist, the concepts covered are too complicated for a Certificate level.
This book complements the more ‘hands on’ texts used for our ethics modules. In particular this takes a more philosophical approach that is very suited to working with students at Masters level. We plan to use this to inspire deep thinking about values and therapeutic work, that will support practical problem solving and legal knowledge.
An essential resource for students and trainers - covers a wide range of relevant topics and the exercises are useful for either individual or group reflection.
(Not Early Years) This is an excellent text; its format, which creates student 'characters' for the reader to relate to throughout, personalises the subject in a meaningful way. The exercises are very useful for classroom activities and debates and the summary and timeline of philosophers is excellent.
Proctor has successfully written a book on counselling ethics that is both engaging and instructive. The activities provided throughout enable the reader to apply theory to themselves and to real life situations. I will be recommending this book to my students.
This book particularly provides a helpful walk through understanding values and how this impacts on therapy. It provides examples and exercised throughout, that I as a lecturer will work through with my students.
It also takes a no nonsense look at working ethically. A really helpful book.
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