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Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action
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Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action

Fifth Edition (Updated Edition)
  • Andrew Reeves - Associate Professor, Counselling Professions and Mental Health, BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • Tim Bond - University of Bristol, UK
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April 2021 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This is your essential guide to standards and ethics in the psychological therapies. The book introduces you to key ethical values and principles and discusses how to practice in accordance with these. An accompanying online resource website provides you with over 30 videos showing commonly arising ethical dilemmas, further reading including book chapters and journal articles, and links to ethical codes and frameworks in the UK and internationally. 

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Part I The Background
 
1. Introduction
 
2. What Is Counselling?
 
3. Sources of Counselling Ethics
 
4. Framework for Counselling Ethics and Standards
 
Part II Responsibility to the Client
 
5. Safety, Negligence and Insurance
 
6. Respect for Client Autonomy
 
7. Suicide and Refusing to Accept Life-saving Treatment
 
8. Counsellor Competence
 
9. Avoiding the Exploitation of Clients
 
10. Confidentiality
 
11. Counselling Online
 
12. Working with Social Diversity
 
Part III The Counsellor and Others
 
13. Counsellors and the Responsibility to Others
 
14. Counselling Supervision
 
15. Record-keeping
 
16. Evaluation of Impact: Practice-based Evidence and Evidence-based Practice
 
Part IV The Whole Picture
 
17. Ethical Problem Solving
 
18. Implications for Practice
 
Glossary
 
References

Andrew Reeves

Andrew Reeves is an Associate Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health, a Senior BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Registered Social Worker.  He is a past-Chair of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, a Fellow of BACP and a Senior Fellow of Advance HE.  He has published extensively on working in counselling and psychotherapy, and particularly in working with risk in a range of organisational setting. He is past Editor-in-Chief of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal and has a long-standing commitment to ethics in the counselling professions, including in writing and... More About Author

Tim Bond

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. More About Author