Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action

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SAGE, Jun 22, 2000 - Psychology - 263 pages
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`Essential reading for therapists, counsellors, supervisors, trainers and health care workers... It is a book which will help us all to guard the high professional and ethical standards to which responsible workers aspire, and which all our clients are entitled to expect' - British Journal of Guidance & Counselling

`Highly recommended. Essential on every counselling course reading list as well as on counsellors' own bookshelves' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling

This highly acclaimed guide to the major responsibilities which trainees and counsellors in practice must be aware of be

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
3
WHAT is COUNSELLING?
17
SOURCES OF COUNSELLING ETHICS
38
FRAMEWORK FOR COUNSELLING ETHICS AND STANDARDS
53
SAFETY NEGLIGENCE AND INSURANCE
65
RESPECT FOR CLIENT AUTONOMY
75
SUICIDE AND REFUSAL TO ACCEPT LIFESAVING TREATMENT
96
COUNSELLOR COMPETENCE
114
CONFIDENTIALITY
150
RESPONSIBILITY TO ONESELF COLLEAGUES
169
COUNSELLINGSUPERVISION
181
RECORDKEEPING
193
MONITORING COUNSELLING
209
ETHICAL PROBLEMSOLVING
223
IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE
237
Useful names and addresses
244

AVOIDING THE EXPLOITATION OF CLIENTS
127

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Tim Bond is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Bristol and Visiting Professor to the University of Malta. He has a longstanding commitment to researching and writing about professional ethics for the talking therapies and promoting mental well-being. He is currently a consultant to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy on professional ethics and standards, a member of the Ethics Committee for the British Psychological Society and the Executive Council of the International Association for Counselling. He is a registered member of BACP and provides counselling supervision and training workshops.

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