Values & Ethics in Counselling and Psychotherapy
This book offers an introduction to values and ethics in counselling and psychotherapy, helping you to develop the ethical awareness needed throughout the counselling process. The book covers:
- Context and emergence of ethics in counselling
- Exercises to explore personal and professional values
- Tools to develop ethical mindfulness
- Differences between therapeutic models
- Relational ethics
- Ethical dilemmas and issues
- Practice issues including confidentiality, boundaries and autonomy versus beneficence.
Using in-depth case studies of counselling students, the author demonstrates the constant relevance of values and ethics to counselling and psychotherapy, equipping trainees with the tools to successfully navigate values and ethics in their professional practice.
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.
A good book that gets students to start to think about the self. Encourages introspection, looking inwards rather than externally at those the helper is looking to help. Encourages self-exploration.
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
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter One: What are your personal values?