The work of every school of psychotherapy and every therapist is inevitably structured by a value system and requires codes of ethics and practice. This book addresses the conscious and unconscious aspects of the value system in which therapists are situated. Values and Ethics in the Practice of Psychotherapy and Counselling explores the central issues through the experience of the contributors, each of whom is well known in this field. Each chapter will raise questions for the reader which will stimulate individual thinking about practice or can form a basis for discussion and debate for training or graduate groups. The book is firmly rooted in practice. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of the psychotherapist's work beginning with the general underlying principles, continuing through matters of technique and on to contextual issues. Finally the book moves to the outer world, politics and spirituality as ways of connecting inner and outer, social and individual. The arrangement of chapters allows for flexibility and creativity while providing a coherent structure.
Values and Ethics in the Practice of Psychotherapy and Counselling is recommended reading for psychotherapists, psychoanalysts and counsellors in training and practice.
Fiona Palmer Barnes (FBAC, BA) is a training analyst for the Association of Jungian Analysts and works in private practice in Herefordshire and London. She is also a professional member of the Severnside Institute for Psychotherapy and the Foundation of Psychotherapy and Counselling and chairs the Ethics Committee of UKCP. She is the author of Complaints and Grievances in Psychotherapy, published in 1998 by Routledge.
Lesley Murdin taught for the Open University and in the United States. She trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at WPF Counselling and Psychotherapy and now runs their training. She has been chair of the Psychoanalytic Section of UKCP and of its Ethics Committee. She is the author of How much is Enough? published in 2000 by Routledge.