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: 742

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: 696

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?

Practical Ethics in Counselling and Psychotherapy

... his doctoral, grounded theory qualitative research on the dilemmas concerning
the ethical use of touch in psychotherapy. ... All participants disclosed that they
had used some form of touch (particularly that arising from social rituals such as ...

Practical Ethics in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Author: Linda Finlay

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526481758

Page: 216

View: 808

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.

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy

Clearly there is a need for utmost care in the ethical use of touch with clients.
Several professional organizations exist that address guiding clinicians in the
ethics of touch in therapy. These include the National Association of Social
Workers ...

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy

Author: Janet A. Courtney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317241975

Page: 238

View: 243

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.

New Dimensions In Body Psychotherapy

The body psychotherapist and trainer Tree Staunton offers a useful debate on the
subject, and on the issue of ... (2002:75) A list of guidelines for the ethical use of
touch in psychotherapy has been drawn up by Hunter and Struve and is ...

New Dimensions In Body Psychotherapy

Author: Totton, Nick

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335228127

Page: 201

View: 452

There is currently an explosion of interest in the field of body psychotherapy. This is feeding back into psychotherapy and counselling in general, with many practitioners and trainees becoming interested in the role of the body in holding and releasing traumatic patterns. This collection of ground-breaking work by practitioners at the forefront of contemporary body psychotherapy enriches the whole therapy world. It explores the leading edge of theory and practice, including: Neuroscientific contributions Embodied countertransference Movement patterns and infant development Freudian and Jungian approaches Continuum Movement Embodied-Relational Therapy Process Work Body-Mind Centering® Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy Trauma work New Dimensions in Body Psychotherapyis an essential contribution to the 'turn to the body' in modern psychotherapy. Contributors:Jean-Claude Audergon, Katya Bloom, Roz Carroll, Emilie Conrad, Ruella Frank, Linda Hartley, Gottfried Heuer, Peter Levine, Yorai Sella, Michael Soth, Nick Totton, David Tune.

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: 418

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

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therapy session crosses one of the ... Touch in Psychotherapy edited by Smith,
Clance and Imes and The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy by Hunter and
Struve.

Dual Relationships in Counselling   Psychotherapy

Author: Gabrielle Syme

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 085702213X

Page: 144

View: 217

`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

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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: 428

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.

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
 ...

Integrative Hypnotherapy E Book

Author: Anne Cawthorn

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049840

Page: 264

View: 135

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.

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: 437

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.

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: 471

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

Gestalt Therapy

Whilst there are sound ethical, therapeutic and protective (self and other) reasons
for not employing the use of touch in ... Paul Barber in a moving account of his
experience of his therapy with the late Miriam Polster says, 'She never touched ...

Gestalt Therapy

Author: Dave Mann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136930612

Page: 288

View: 486

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.

Handbook of Counselling Psychology

2 9 de enero de parehology Counselling Psychology and the Body BILL WAHL
The body has been invisible , for years unaddressed ... First , the importance of
the body is minimized or overlooked altogether in virtually all introductory texts
related to ... Third , the topic of the body in therapeutic practice often incites
unease and raises certain challenging ethical issues ( e . g . touch in therapeutic
practice ) .

Handbook of Counselling Psychology

Author: Ray Woolfe

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761972075

Page: 709

View: 537

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The Ethics of Private Practice

For example, clientcentered psychotherapists often are more comfortable with
selfdisclosure and the use of touch than psychoanalytic or psychodynamic
psychotherapists, who are likely to be more conservative in their approach to
boundaries ...

The Ethics of Private Practice

Author: Jeffrey E. Barnett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199976643

Page: 248

View: 941

The Ethics of Private Practice helps mental health professionals understand the essential ethical issues related to the many challenges of being in independent practice. Seasoned clinicians Barnett, Zimmerman, and Walfish offer readers astute insight into building a practice that is designed to minimize unintended ethics violations and reduce associated risks. Each chapter focuses on a major aspect of the business of practice and incorporates relevant standards from the ethics codes of four mental health professions. Topics addressed include planning and successfully managing a practice, documentation and record keeping, dealing with third parties and protecting confidentiality, managing practice finances, staff training and office policies, advertising and marketing a practice, continuing professional development activities, and the closing of a private practice. Full of practical tips that can be readily implemented, this handy guide will be the go-to resource for all mental health clinicians in private practice.

Touch

Touch is marginalized in psychology training institutions, absent from supervisory and ethical guidelines, and prohibited by legal and risk-management boards.

Touch

Author: Leah M. Fairbank

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781392150351

Page: 102

View: 245

Although there are ample research studies supporting touch as a potent healing intervention in psychotherapy, the use of touch in this context continues to be a highly contentious ethical issue. Touch is marginalized in psychology training institutions, absent from supervisory and ethical guidelines, and prohibited by legal and risk-management boards. This hermeneutic research study explores the following: What are the conscious and unconscious restrictive forces prohibiting the development and use of touch interventions, and to what extent do these inhibitory factors remain salient to contemporary psychotherapeutic practice? These factors include the theoretical rationale for banning touch, the division of mind and body, current risk-management practices conflating touch with boundary violation, cultural taboos, and the scientific practice of offsetting the placebo effect from that which science measures, in consideration of the possibility that the most powerful component of touch may itself be an aspect of the placebo effect.

Foundations of Ethical Practice Research and Teaching in Psychology and Counseling

She suggested that it is not the use of nonerotic touch per se that is the problem,
but rather its impulsive use without considering its implications for the client that
is problematic. Using perspective taking, therapists can purposely place ...

Foundations of Ethical Practice  Research  and Teaching in Psychology and Counseling

Author: Karen Strohm Kitchener

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135889643

Page: 370

View: 725

In Foundations of Ethical Practice, Research, and Teaching in Psychology and Counseling, Kitchener and Anderson lay a conceptual foundation for thinking well about ethical problems. Whereas the first edition focused mainly on ethical reasoning and decision making, this new edition draws more explicitly on all components of James Rest's model of moral/ethical behavior, including moral/ethical sensitivity, moral/ethical decision making, moral/ethical motivation, and the ego strength to follow through on the decision. The book addresses five key principles of ethical decision making and includes updated sections on research, teaching and supervision, and practice. It discusses the relationship of the ethical principles and the model of ethical decision-making to professional ethical codes, while offering discussion questions, case scenarios, and activities to help the reader focus on ethical character and virtue. Foundations of Ethical Practice, Research, and Teaching in Psychology and Counseling gives psychologists, students, and trainees the tools they need to analyze their own ethical quandaries and take the right action.

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: 618

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.

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: 377

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.

Body Psychotherapy

Hlin , E.T. ( 1996 ) Focusing - Oriented Psychotherapy . New York : Guilford Press
. on , J.J. ... 3 ) The Body , Culture and Society . Buckingham : Open University
Press . er , M. and Struve , J. ( 1997 ) The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy .

Body Psychotherapy

Author: Nick Totton

Publisher: Open University Press

ISBN:

Page: 185

View: 937

"...a well-rooted resource for bodywork courses and a useful introductory text for a broad audience." Caduceus "It's not a big book but it's got a vast amount of information and knowledge in it. ...if you are interested in getting a good overall picture of the subject you couldn't do better." The Fulcrum Body psychotherapy is an holistic therapy which approaches human beings as united bodymind, and offers embodied relationship as its central therapeutic stance. Well-known forms include Reichian Therapy, Bioenergetics, Dance Movement Therapy, Primal Integration and Process Oriented Psychology. This new title examines the growing field of body psychotherapy: Surveys the many forms of body psychotherapy Describes what may happen in body psychotherapy and offers a theoretical account of how this is valuable drawing in current neuroscientific evidence Defines the central concepts of the field, and the unique skills needed by practitioners Accessible and practical, yet grounded throughout in current research Body Psychotherapy: An Introduction is of interest to practitioners and students of all forms of psychotherapy and counselling, and anyone who wants to understand how mind and body together form a human being.