Negotiating Consent in Psychotherapy

Negotiating Consent in Psychotherapy

by Patrick O'Neill, Patrick O'Neil
     
 

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ISBN-10: 081476195X

ISBN-13: 9780814761953

Pub. Date: 11/01/1998

Publisher: New York University Press

Psychotherapists have an ethical requirement to inform clients about their treatment methods, alternative treatment options, and alternative conceptions of their problem. While accepting the basis for this "informed consent" requirement, therapists have traditionally resisted giving too much information, arguing that exposure to alternative therapies can cause

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Psychotherapists have an ethical requirement to inform clients about their treatment methods, alternative treatment options, and alternative conceptions of their problem. While accepting the basis for this "informed consent" requirement, therapists have traditionally resisted giving too much information, arguing that exposure to alternative therapies can cause confusion and distress. The raging debates over false/recovered memory syndrome and the larger move towards medical disclosure have pushed the question to the fore: how much information should therapists provide to their clients?

In Negotiating Consent in Psychotherapy, Patrick O'Neill provides an in-depth study of the ways in which therapists and clients negotiate consent. Based on interviews with 100 therapists and clients in the areas of eating disorders and sexual abuse, the book explores the tangle of issues that make informed consent so difficult for therapists, including what therapists believe should be part of consent and why; how they decide when consent should be renegotiated; and how clients experience this process of negotiation and renegotiation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814761953
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Series:
Qualitative Studies in Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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