The Handbook of Professional and Ethical Practice for Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists

The Handbook of Professional and Ethical Practice for Psychologists, Counsellors and Psychotherapists

by Rachel Tribe
     
 

Closer regulation of psychological counselling means that an awareness of the professional, legal and ethical considerations is vital.

The Handbook of Professional and Ethical Practice brings together leading therapists and psychologists who have a wealth of knowledge and experience of their subjects. Each chapter places particular emphasis on the current

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Overview

Closer regulation of psychological counselling means that an awareness of the professional, legal and ethical considerations is vital.

The Handbook of Professional and Ethical Practice brings together leading therapists and psychologists who have a wealth of knowledge and experience of their subjects. Each chapter places particular emphasis on the current codes of practice and ethical principles underpinning safe ethical practice and the implications for practitioners. Comprehensive coverage of the legal, clinical and ethical considerations involved in research and training is provided and the reflective questions at the end of every chapter serve to prompt further discussion of the issues. The following'subjects are covered:

· professional practice and ethical considerations
· legal considerations and responsibilities
· clinical considerations and responsibilities
· working with diversity - professional practice and ethical considerations
· research, supervision and training.

This innovative Handbook provides a supportive guide to the major professional, legal and ethical issues encountered by trainees on counselling, clinical psychology and psychotherapy courses, as well as providing an invaluable resource for more experienced therapists and other members of the helping professions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583919682
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
15.60(w) x 23.60(h) x 3.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction3
2Developing and monitoring professional ethics and good practice guidelines7
3European guidelines to professional and ethical issues19
4Psychological contracts with and within organisations33
5The person in ethical decision-making : living with our choices47
6Client confidentiality and data protection63
7The legal context of therapy77
8Writing a report for use in court and appearing in court as a health professional and/or expert witness91
9The ethics and responsibilities of record keeping and note taking105
10Referrals : clinical considerations and responsibilities119
11Complaints : professional ethical issues131
12Fitness to practise145
13Suicide : professional and ethical considerations159
14Working in a healthcare setting : professional and ethical challenges171
15Professional and ethical considerations when working with children and adolescents - an educational psychology perspective185
16Professional and ethical issues when working with older adults197
17Professional and ethical practice in the consulting room with lesbians and gay men209
18Professional and ethical issues when working with learning disabled clients221
19Professional and ethical practice in multicultural and multiethnic society233
20Research in therapeutic practice settings : ethical considerations249
21The ethics (or not) of evidence-based practice263
22Mandatory personal therapy for therapists : professional and ethical issues277
23Teaching ethics for professional practice291
24Training supervision : professional and ethical considerations303
25Trainee perspectives on professional and ethical practice317

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