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Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action
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Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action

Fifth Edition (Updated Edition)
  • Andrew Reeves - Associate Professor, Counselling Professions and Mental Health, BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • Tim Bond - University of Bristol, UK
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May 2021 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This is your essential guide to standards and ethics in the psychological therapies. The book introduces you to key ethical values and principles and discusses how to practice in accordance with these. An accompanying online resource website provides you with over 30 videos showing commonly arising ethical dilemmas, further reading including book chapters and journal articles, and links to ethical codes and frameworks in the UK and internationally.

 
Part I The Background
 
1. Introduction
 
2. What Is Counselling?
 
3. Sources of Counselling Ethics
 
4. Framework for Counselling Ethics and Standards
 
Part II Responsibility to the Client
 
5. Safety, Negligence and Insurance
 
6. Respect for Client Autonomy
 
7. Suicide and Refusing to Accept Life-saving Treatment
 
8. Counsellor Competence
 
9. Avoiding the Exploitation of Clients
 
10. Confidentiality
 
11. Counselling Online
 
12. Working with Social Diversity
 
Part III The Counsellor and Others
 
13. Counsellors and the Responsibility to Others
 
14. Counselling Supervision
 
15. Record-keeping
 
16. Evaluation of Impact: Practice-based Evidence and Evidence-based Practice
 
Part IV The Whole Picture
 
17. Ethical Problem Solving
 
18. Implications for Practice
 
Glossary
 
References

This, for us, is a classic and necessary title. Although it is not a mandatory title for our students to purchase, we see this as an essential classic for all trainees and qualified counsellors. Laws and Standards related to the profession are of course subject to continued review and update. This new edition is most welcome.

Ms Lorna Cordwell
Chrysalis Courses, Chrysalis
April 27, 2022