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Solid, informative and clear,
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This review is from: Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action (Counselling in Action series) (Paperback)
I am a new student of psychotherapy and originally undertook the reading of this book somewhat reluctantly as a litigious aside to the more absorbing study of counselling and psychotherapeutic theory, yet found something more valuable than I had envisioned. I think that essentially the book describes very well the position that without ethics a therapeutic relationship is not actually possible. I started out with the idea that there was therapy, and that it must give nod to ethics in order to stay within the law and to best ensure the protection of the client/patient. It is obvious now that without a clear understanding of the ethics involved that one does not truly understand the therapeutic relationship and the mechanisms at work. It ends by giving a very useful guide on how to approach solving the inevitable ethical dilemmas encountered on the road of acting as therapist.
I think Tim Bond deserves credit for taking a subject matter that could so easily have been dry and giving life and verve to it. I would recommend this to anyone who wishes to further their understanding of psychotherapy and the therapist/client relationship.