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.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Professional Practice and Ethical Considerations. Rachel Tribe, Jean Morrissey, Introduction. Tim Bond, Developing and Monitoring Professional Ethics and Good Practice Guidelines. Digby Tantum, Emmy van Deurzen, European Guidelines to Professional and Ethical Issues. Michael Carroll, Psychological Contracts With and Within Organisations. Malcolm Cross, The Person in Ethical Decision-making: Living With Our Choices. Part 2: Working with Diversity: Professional Practice and Ethical Considerations. John Newlands, Nimisha Patel, Professional and Ethical Practice in Multicultural and Multiethnic Society. Lyndsey Moon, Professional and Ethical Practice in the Consulting Room with Lesbians and Gay Men. Peter Forster, Rachel Tribe, Professional and Ethical Issues when Working with Learning Disabled Clients. Eleanor O'Leary, Nicola Barry, Professional and Ethical Issues when Working with Older Adults. Irvine Gersch, Grainne Ni Dhomhnaill, Professional and Ethical Considerations when Working with Children and Adolescents: An Educational Psychology Perspective. Part 3: Legal Considerations and Responsibilities. Peter Jenkins, Client Confidentiality and Data Protection. Peter Jenkins, The Legal Context of Therapy. Allan Winthrop, Writing a Report for Use in Court and Appearing in Court as a Health Professional and/or Expert Witness. David Purves, The Ethics and Responsibilities of Record Keeping and Note-taking. Part 4: Clinical Considerations and Responsibilities. Rebecca Haworth, Tim Gallagher, Referrals: Clinical Considerations and Responsibilities. Nicola Barden, Fitness to Practice. Tim Gallagher, Rebecca Haworth, Complaints: Professional and Ethical Issues. Jane Boden, Suicide: Professional and Ethical Considerations. Amanda Evans, Robert Bor, Working in a Health Care Setting: Professional and Ethical Challenges. Part 5: Research, Supervision and Training. Adrian Coyle, Camilla Olsen, Research in Therapeutic Practice Settings: Ethical Considerations. Martin Milton, The Ethics (or not) of Evidence-based Practice. Andrew Grimmer, Mandatory Personal Therapy for Therapists: Professional and Ethical Issues. Shirley Morrissey, Teaching Ethics for Professional Practice. Jean Morrissey, Training Supervision: Professional and Ethical Considerations. Rachel Tribe, Trainee Perspectives on Professional and Ethical Issues.
Rachel Tribe is a Senior Lecturer, Chartered Psychologist and Course Director in the School of Psychology at the University of East London. Jean Morrissey is a Registered Counsellor (BACP) and a lecturer at the School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Trinity College Dublin.