The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy

This book encourages readers to conduct a meaningful self-reflection and explore possible misconceptions related to touch in order to rejuvenate its acceptance.

The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy

Author: Mic Hunter

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506320716

Page: 319

View: 496

Is the bias against touch in psychotherapy justified? Is ethical touch an oxymoron? Can the recovery process be complete without healing touch? Mental health professionals are entrusted with the awesome responsibility of providing appropriate treatment for clients in a safe environment that nurtures trust, a necessary ingredient for optimum movement through the therapeutic process. Though treatment approaches vary, most modalities are verbally based and, in theory, exclude physical contact. Fearing that any form of touch would likely lead to sexual feelings or interaction, clinicians tend to shy away from the topic. In this book, however, Mic Hunter and Jim Struve skilfully demonstrate that touch - a most basic human need - is intrinsic to

Touch in Psychotherapy

Should a therapist ever shake hands with a client, or touch a client's hand or shoulder? There are taboos against erotic touch in psychotherapy, for excellent reasons, but what about nonerotic touch?

Touch in Psychotherapy

Author: Edward W. L. Smith

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572306622

Page: 248

View: 707

Should a therapist ever shake hands with a client, or touch a client's hand or shoulder? There are taboos against erotic touch in psychotherapy, for excellent reasons, but what about nonerotic touch? These latter forms of physical contact are not explicitly taboo and they can be powerful forms of communication. Research and clinical experience indicate that they can contribute to positive therapeutic change when used appropriately. What, then, is appropriate use?

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy explores the professional and legal boundaries around physical contact in therapy and offers best-practice guidelines from a variety of perspectives.

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy

Author: Janet A. Courtney

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317241983

Page: 238

View: 129

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy explores the professional and legal boundaries around physical contact in therapy and offers best-practice guidelines from a variety of perspectives. Chapters address issues around appropriate and sensitive therapist-initiated touch, therapeutic approaches that use touch as an intervention in child treatment, and both positive and challenging forms of touch that are initiated by children. In these pages, professionals and students alike will find valuable information on ways to address potential ethical dilemmas, including defining boundaries, working with parents and guardians, documentation, consent forms, cultural considerations, countertransference, and much more.

The Body in Psychotherapy

The most effective aspects of bioenergetics, Gestalt therapy, psychomotor therapy, Reichian orgonomy, and many others, are fully detailed, along with a wealth of practical therapeutic techniques.

The Body in Psychotherapy

Author: Edward W. L. Smith

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN:

Page: 189

View: 666

The most effective aspects of bioenergetics, Gestalt therapy, psychomotor therapy, Reichian orgonomy, and many others, are fully detailed, along with a wealth of practical therapeutic techniques. Four parts: the historical and theoretical perspective; the body as the locus of personality assessment; the body as the locus of psychotherapeutic intervention; and personal and ethical considerations.

Practical Ethics in Counselling and Psychotherapy

(Continued) Tune (2005) reports his doctoral, grounded theory qualitative
research on the dilemmas concerning the ethical use of touch in psychotherapy.
On the basis of interviews with 23 UK-based therapists from a range of theoretical
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Practical Ethics in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Linda Finlay

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526481758

Page: 216

View: 889

Are you sometimes challenged by how to apply ethical principles in your own practice? Looking to understand what ethical practice can look like from different theoretical standpoints? Linda Finlay takes you on an exploration of ethical therapeutic practice. She highlights how therapeutic decisions depend on the social and relational context and vary according to your theoretical lens. She provides you with guidance on how to engage in therapy relationally while remaining professional, ethical and evidence-based. Split over three parts this book takes you through: - The Context of Relational Ethics - introducing you to the foundational ideas, and considering how professional codes are applied within therapy - Relational Ethics within the Therapeutic Relationship – exploring the complex judgements demanded by the therapeutic process, and looking at how therapy needs to be situation specific - Relational Ethics in Practice – five extended, fictional case studies demonstrate relational ethics in practice, and discuss the issues raised.

The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology

The use of touch in psychotherapy: Ethical and clinical guidelines.
Psychotherapy, 35(2), 269-280. Eiden, B. (1998). The body in psychotherapy:
The use of touch in psychotherapy. Self and Society, 26(2), 3–41. Field, T. (2003).
Touch.

The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology

Author: Gustl Marlock

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1583948422

Page: 984

View: 137

The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology provides a comprehensive overview of body-centered psychotherapies, which stress the centrality of the body to overcoming psychological distress, trauma, and mental illness. Psychologists and therapists are increasingly incorporating these somatic or body-oriented therapies into their practices, making mind-body connections that enable them to provide better care for their clients. Designed as a standard text for somatic psychology courses, The Handbook of Body Psychotherapy and Somatic Psychology contains 100 cutting-edge essays and studies by respected professionals from around the world on such topics as the historical roots of Body Psychotherapy; the role of the body in developmental psychology; the therapeutic relationship in Body Psychotherapy; and much more, as well as helpful case studies and essays on the use of Body Psychotherapy for specific disorders. This anthology will be indispensible for students of clinical and counseling psychology, somatic psychology, and various forms of body-based therapy (including dance and movement therapies), and is also an essential reference work for most practicing psychotherapists, regardless of their therapeutic orientation. Contributors: Gustl Marlock, Halko Weiss, Courtenay Young, Michael Soth, Ulfried Geuter, Judyth O. Weaver, Wolf E. Büntig, Nicholas Bassal, Michael Coster Heller, Heike Langfeld, Dagmar Rellensmann, Don Hanlon Johnson, Christian Gottwald, Andreas Wehowsky, Gregory J. Johanson, David Boadella, Alexander Lowen, Ian J. Grand, Marilyn Morgan, Stanley Keleman, Eugene T. Gendlin, Marion N. Hendricks-Gendlin, Michael Harrer, Ian J. Grand, Marianne Bentzen, Andreas Sartory, George Downing, Andreas Wehowsky, Marti Glenn, Ed Tronick, Bruce Perry, Susan Aposhyan, Mark Ludwig, Ute-Christiane Bräuer, Ron Kurtz, Christine Caldwell, Albert Pesso, Michael Randolph, William F. Cornell, Richard A. Heckler, Gill Westland, Lisbeth Marcher, Erik Jarlnaes, Kirstine Münster, Tilmann Moser, Frank Röhricht, Ulfried Geuter, Norbert Schrauth, Ilse Schmidt-Zimmermann, Peter Geissler, Ebba Boyesen, Peter Freudl, James Kepner, Dawn Bhat, Jacqueline Carleton, Ian Macnaughton, Peter A. Levine, Stanley Keleman, Narelle McKenzie, Jack Lee Rosenberg, Beverly Kitaen Morse, Angela Belz-Knöferl, Lily Anagnostopoulou, William F. Cornell, Guy Tonella, Sasha Dmochowski, Asaf Rolef Ben-Shahar, Jacqueline A. Carleton, Manfred Thielen, Xavier Serrano Hortelano, Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton, Thomas Harms, Nicole Gäbler, John May, Rob Fisher, Eva R. Reich, Judyth O. Weaver, Barnaby B. Barratt, Sabine Trautmann-Voigt, Wiltrud Krauss-Kogan, Ilana Rubenfeld, Camilla Griggers, Serge K. D. Sulz, Nossrat Peseschkian, Linda H. Krier, Jessica Moore Britt, and Daniel P. Brown.

Therapeutic Touch

Inappropriate touch cases have sparked public outcry and made headlines, but a discussion on the importance and ethics of positive, caring, appropriate touch in the helping professions such as teaching, nursing and counselling is long ...

Therapeutic Touch

Author: Martin Rovers

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780776625478

Page: 260

View: 463

In the helping professions, touch seems to be one ofthe least understood or talked about subjects. Yet weknow that touch is incredibly powerful in counselling,psychotherapy, marriage and family therapy, spiritualcare, palliative care, teaching, nursing, and medicine. This book weaves together scholarly evidence, research,and clinical practice pointing to the importance oftouch in human physical and emotional development.It is structured along three axes: the theory of touch,the practice of touch in therapy, and the ethics oftouch. It discusses the roles of gender, age, culture andlife experience, as well as subjects such as canineassistedtherapy, touch deprivation, sacred objects,as well as key ethical considerations. The variedperspectives--philosophy, theology, psychology,anthropology--challenge assumptions about therole of touch in the helping professions. They providehistorical-cultural-professional context and draw froma range of source material. The book emphasizes that healthy, non-sexual touchis not taught enough as part of professional trainingand oversight. The lack of dialogue, due to fear ofcontravening ethical boundaries, is denying an openand responsible discussion on the use of touchin therapy, adding to the theoretical basis of ourunderstanding of this fundamental need.

Counseling Ethics

The ethical use of touch in psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
Publications. Kagle, J. D., & Giebelhausen, P. N. (1994). Dual relationships and
professional boundaries. Social Work, 39, 213–220. Kaplan, D. (2006). The end
of “clear ...

Counseling Ethics

Author: Christin Jungers, PhD, LPCC-S, NCC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108520

Page: 412

View: 498

How can philosophy guide our understanding of and approach to counseling ethics and techniques? Moving beyond the standard review of ethical issues and basic problem solving, this highly engaging new text for counseling professionals features innovative, experiential activities and case studies that promote in-depth thinking about the ethical, moral, and legal issues often confronted by counseling professionals. The book is designed to help counselors develop an appreciation for and confidence in their preferred set of philosophical ethics and become ethically autonomous professionals. To this end, it examines a full range of philosophical approaches to ethics, such as the well-known concepts of ethics codes and laws, as well as the less familiar ideas of existential phenomenology, care ethics, and virtues. Featuring contributions from leading counselor educators and practitioners representing a wide range of expertise in counseling specialties and ethical practice, this text presents ethical practice from a positive, proactive point of view rather than from a reactive or fear-based stance. It provides a solid foundation in ethical decision making, critical thinking, and best practices that will enable counseling professionals to navigate the maze of ethical codes and standards of care, while confidently practicing in a consistently ethical manner. The accompanying Instructorís Manual offers step-by-step guidance on how to facilitate classroom activities and case study discussions, as well as a sample syllabus and a selection of quiz and essay questions to enhance studentsí understanding of each chapter. The text is congruent with relevant ethical codes and CACREP curriculum standards. Key Features: Provides activity-based learning regarding all the ethical standards and legal issues counselors will face Promotes in-depth critical thinking and a proactive, postitive approach to ethical and moral dilemmas Includes examples across all counseling settings and specialties Offers students multiple case examples that make ethical issues realistic and engaging Features Instructorís Manual offering sample syllabus and resources for course activities

Dual Relationships in Counselling Psychotherapy

It is interesting in this context that in 1998 two books were published on touch in
psychotherapy; Touch in Psychotherapy edited by Smith, Clance and Imes and
The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy by Hunter and Struve. I will quote
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Dual Relationships in Counselling   Psychotherapy

Author: Gabrielle Syme

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 085702213X

Page: 144

View: 768

`This thought- provoking book should be required reading for all trainers, practitioners and supervisors. It examines the complex issues that arise when the clinician enters into a relationship with the client beyond the psychotherapeutic boundaries' - Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal A recent development in the profession is a consideration of the appropriate use of touch. This is looked at in some detail in this book with useful guidelines of the issues to be considered in deciding whether to touch a client or not. The issue of dual relationships with clients, trainees and supervisees affects most counsellors or psychotherapists at some point in their careers. Many practitioners are unclear about such boundary issues and how, when and if it is appropriate to enter into a dual relationship, whether as a friend, business partner or sexual partner. These relationships are seldom neutral and can have a powerful beneficial or detrimental impact on the person seeking help. Dual Relationships in Counselling & Psychotherapy examines the circumstances in which such relationships arise and provides guidelines on how to ethically manage, avoid or even to develop dual relationships. It also clearly defines the limits beyond which practitioners must not go. The book explores: the dangers of sexual relationships; non-sexual relationships (for example, requests for friendship, gift-giving and chance meetings outside the therapy room); and dual relationships which inevitably occur in small communities and minority groups. Exploring a subject which is often avoided and, for some, even taboo, Dual Relationships in Counselling & Psychotherapy is an invaluable source of advice for trainees and practitioners alike.

Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services

The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage. “
Improper Sexual Contact Blamed for Further Psychological Problems.” 1997.
Mental Health Law News 12(6):4. Jayaratne, S. and W. A. Chess. 1984. “Job
Satisfaction ...

Boundary Issues and Dual Relationships in the Human Services

Author: Frederic G. Reamer

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231527683

Page: 272

View: 861

Should a therapist disclose personal information to a client, accept a client's gift, or provide a former client with a job? Is it appropriate to exchange email or text messages with clients or correspond with them on social networking websites? Some acts, such as initiating a sexual relationship with a client, are clearly prohibited, yet what about more subtle interactions, such as hugging or accepting invitations to a social event? Is maintaining a friendship with a former client or client's relative a conflict of interest that ultimately subverts the client-practitioner relationship? Frederic G. Reamer, a certified authority on professional ethics, offers a frank analysis of a range of boundary issues and their complex formulations. He confronts the ethics of intimate and sexual relationships with clients and former clients, the healthy parameters of practitioners' self-disclosure, electronic relationships with clients, the giving and receiving of gifts and favors, the bartering of services, and the unavoidable and unanticipated circumstances of social encounters and geographical proximity. With case studies addressing challenges in the mental health field, school contexts, child welfare, addiction programs, home-healthcare, elder services, and prison, rural, and military settings, Reamer offers effective, practical risk-management models that prevent problems and help balance dual relationships.

Countertransference in the Treatment of PTSD

This volume is the first book in the field of traumatic stress studies to systematically examine the unique role of countertransference processes in psychotherapy outcome.

Countertransference in the Treatment of PTSD

Author: John Preston Wilson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898623697

Page: 406

View: 175

This volume is the first book in the field of traumatic stress studies to systematically examine the unique role of countertransference processes in psychotherapy outcome. Emphasizing the need for carefully deliberated action, this volume offers vital new insights into the victim-healer relationship and presents detailed techniques to promote awareness of affective reactions for anyone working with sufferers of PTSD and its comorbid conditions such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.

Integrative Hypnotherapy E Book

Preschool children's sleep and wake behaviour: effects of massage therapy.
Early Child ... Post burn itching, pain and psychological symptoms are reduced
with massage therapy. J. Burn ... The ethical use of touch in psychotherapy. Sage
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Integrative Hypnotherapy E Book

Author: Anne Cawthorn

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049840

Page: 264

View: 384

Many health care professionals and complementary therapists use hypnotherapy as part of their package of care. Integrative Hypnotherapy provides fully evidence-based instruction on how to integrate the theory and practice of hypnotherapy into a range of clinical settings. It presents a combined approach of using hypnotherapy alongside other therapies, and is authored by a multidisciplinary team (nurses, psychologists, hypnotherapists and CAM therapists) who use hypnotherapy in their practice and is edited by well-known and popular educators in the field. The book is divided into two sections: key concepts and approaches in practice. The second section covers the application of hypnotherapy to specific situations/problems, eg managing pain, smoking cessation, gastro-intestinal disorders, life-threatening illness, anxiety, and weight management. Students and practitioners will be taken on a journey of examination, critical review and debate prior to reaching recommendations for best practice. KEY FEATURES • Relates hypnotherapy theory and practice to health care settings • Provides research evidence to support and develop practice • Presents combined approach of using hypnotherapy with other CAM therapies • Provides practical clinical models and case studies to allow easy application of theory to practice.

Healing Touch

In this helpful book, Zach Thomas provides fresh perspectives on the practical meanings of touch for the faith community. He criticizes the church for its mind/body split and suggests a more wholesome path to using healing touch.

Healing Touch

Author: Zach Thomas

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664251871

Page: 145

View: 580

When Jesus ministered, he often used touch. Yet this human act makes many people uneasy. In this helpful book, Zach Thomas provides fresh perspectives on the practical meanings of touch for the faith community. He criticizes the church for its mind/body split and suggests a more wholesome path to using healing touch.

Gestalt Therapy

Whilst there are sound ethical, therapeutic and protective (self and other) reasons
for not employing the use of touch in therapy, a danger is that we then move
away from an embodied way of relating to a more cognitive form of relating.

Gestalt Therapy

Author: Dave Mann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136930612

Page: 288

View: 289

Gestalt therapy offers a present-focused, relational approach, central to which is the fundamental belief that the client knows the best way of adjusting to their situation. By working to heighten awareness through dialogue and creative experimentation, gestalt therapists create the conditions for a client's personal journey to health. Gestalt Therapy: 100 Key Points and Techniques provides a concise guide to this flexible and far-reaching approach. Topics discussed include: the theoretical assumptions underpinning gestalt therapy gestalt assessment and process diagnosis field theory, phenomenology and dialogue ethics and values evaluation and research. As such this book will be essential reading for gestalt trainees, as well as all counsellors and psychotherapists wanting to learn more about the gestalt approach.

Touch in the Helping Professions

Touch in the Helping Professions is a welcome and much needed contribution to the field—a window onto a fundamental need. This book is published in English.

Touch in the Helping Professions

Author: Martin Rovers

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776627570

Page: 268

View: 801

Touch may well be one of the least understood or talked about subjects in the helping professions. A discussion on the importance and ethics of positive, caring, and appropriate touch in professions such as teaching, nursing and counselling is long overdue. Touch in the Helping Professions delivers just that, weaving together scholarly evidence, research and clinical practice from a wide range of perspectives encompassing philosophy, theology, psychology, and anthropology to challenge assumptions about the role of touch in the helping professions. The contributors to the volume focus not only on the overarching roles of gender, age, culture and life experience, but go beyond to encompass canine-assisted therapy, touch deprivation, sacred objects, as well as key ethical considerations. The prevailing lack of dialogue, due to fear of contravening ethical boundaries, has stood in the way of an open and responsible discussion on the use of touch in therapy. Touch in the Helping Professions is a welcome and much needed contribution to the field—a window onto a fundamental need. This book is published in English. - Cet ouvrage offre un ensemble de données probantes et de résultats cliniques à l’appui du toucher dans le développement physique et émotionnel. Il est structuré selon trois axes : la théorie sur le toucher; la pratique du toucher dans un contexte de thérapie, et les questions éthiques. Il aborde la question du rôle du genre, de l’âge, de la culture et de l’expérience de vie, des sujets comme la zoothérapie, la privation sensorielle, des objets sacrés, et des considérations d’ordre éthique. Les approches variées – philosophie, théologie, psychologie, anthropologie – remettent en question les présuppositions, offrent un contexte historico-culturelprofessionnel, et font appel à des données primaires. Les collaborateurs soutiennent que le toucher sain et non sexuel n’est pas suffisamment enseigné dans le cadre de la formation professionnelle. Cette absence de dialogue – engendrée par la crainte de dépasser des bornes éthiques, fait en sorte qu’une discussion ouverte et responsable sur l’utilisation du toucher dans un cadre thérapeutique ne peut avoir lieu, alors même qu’elle contribuerait aux balises théoriques de notre compréhension de cet enjeu fondamental. Ce livre est publié en anglais.

Care Therapy for Children

Applications in Counselling and Psychotherapy Ken Redgrave. Making
Decisions about Children : Psychological Questions and Answers . Schaffer , H .
R . Oxford : Basil Blackwell , 1990 . The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy .
Huntrer ...

Care Therapy for Children

Author: Ken Redgrave

Publisher: Continuum

ISBN:

Page: 246

View: 385

Kenneth Redgrave introduces the theory and practice that child care workers need to grasp when using third objects, such as paint, computers and music when delivering therapy and counselling.

The Therapeutic Relationship

Touch in psychotherapy : A survey of patient ' s experiences . Psychotherapy , 32
, 443 – 457 . Hunter , M . , & Struve , J . ( 1997 ) . The ethical use of touch in
psychotherapy . Thousand Oaks , CA : Sage . Ivey , A . E . , & Ivey , M . B . ( 1999 )
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The Therapeutic Relationship

Author: Ira David Welch

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN:

Page: 249

View: 433

This research-supported volume provides thorough models of listening and responding, using an easy to understand approach.

American Book Publishing Record

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skin - How to purchase and use royal jelly . ... this book presents a technique of
touch therapy that is extremely gentle and subtle and gives practical exercises to
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The Ethics of Touch

This groundbreaking work on ethics addresses the difficult, confusing, and seldom-discussed but often-troubling dilemmas confronting touch therapy practitioners.

The Ethics of Touch

Author: Cherie Sohnen-Moe

Publisher: Sohnen-Moe Assoc

ISBN: 9781882908424

Page: 416

View: 392

In this groundbreaking work on ethics, Ben Benjamin and Cherie Sohnen-Moe directly address the difficult, confusing, and seldom-discussed-but-often-troubling dilemmas confronting touch therapy practitioners. By honestly describing the issues, identifying clear principles, naming specific resources and using stories straight from the treatment room, they have written a book to guide, support and inspire both students and seasoned practitioners. Reflective exercises and questions allow the reader to personalize each chapter. With love and respect for the field and for clients everywhere, Dr. Benjamin and Ms. Sohnen-Moe articulate high expectations and outline practical steps to meet them. This book belongs in the office of every somatic practitioner and in the classrooms of every professional training school. The Ethics of Touch has sold 60,000 copies, and is recommended by more than 750 healing arts associations and schools. Over 250 schools require it as a text. The first edition of The Ethics of Touch was five years in the making. The second edition is significantly revised with additional and updated material, and new chapters. It is a collaborative endeavor of many knowledgeable, caring, and articulate professionals. Most massage therapists, bodyworkers, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, and other somatic practitioners do not receive adequate ethics training in school. This book supports hands-on professionals in expanding their knowledge about the field of ethics, to better manage boundaries, and to run ethical practices. Changes to the Second Edition: New chapters on "Communications Techniques and Strategies" and "The Team Approach" Updated Web links throughout Inclusion of Topics and Key Terms in each chapter Glossary with definitions of all the Key Terms on the chapter opener pages Additional scenarios Additional charts, tables, and figures