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Boundaries, Power and Ethical Responsibility in Counselling and Psychotherapy

by Kirsten Amis SAGE Publications Ltd
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New to Andrew Reeves and rsquo; Essential Issues series, this book introduces what is meant by boundaries in counselling and psychotherapy, as well as the surrounding issues and debates. Using ethical dilemmas, examples, and points for reflection, it shows your students how to use boundaries as the basis for a positive therapeutic alliance and as a consistent framework for the counselling process.

Defining therapeutic boundaries, power and responsibility
Setting out together: contracting
Holding confidentiality
Navigating dual relationships
Keeping clear and safe sexual boundaries
Saying goodbye: therapeutic and ethical endings
Boundaries under pressure: managing change and disruption
Boundaries as communication: understanding challenges from clients
Maintaining boundaries: ethically responsible and therapeutic use of the therapist's power

This book addresses issues that are critical for the development of sound and ethical counselling practice. It challenges the trainee counsellor to think through numerous scenarios that could occur in any practice. It is well organised in relevant chapters and would be a stimulating read for a voracious learner.