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Ethical and Cultural Issues for Psychotherapeutic Counselling, 2021/22, Semester 1
Rachel Casper
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Ethics module reading list

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Essential reading

BACP.2018. Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Rugby: BACP.

Bond, T. 2015. Standards and Ethics for Counselling in Action (4th edn). London: Sage. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Chaturvedi, S. 2013. Mandatory personal therapy: does the evidence justify the practice? In debate. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling . 41(4), pp.454-460.

Gabriel, L. 2009. Relational ethics, boundary riders and process sentinels: allies for ethical practice. In L. Gabriel & R. Casemore (Eds). Relational ethics in practice : narratives from counselling and psychotherapy. London: Routledge. Available as an online course reading in the VLE.

Hall D. (2021) Can you talk about race without going pink or feeling uncomfortable? In Black Identities and White Therapies. D. Charura & C. Lago (Eds.) (pp. 27-37). Monmouth: PCCS Books.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Heyward, C. 1993. When boundaries betray us : beyond illusions of what is ethical in therapy and life. Harpercollins.  

Jenkins, P. 2007. Counselling, psychotherapy and the law (2nd edn). London: Sage.

Lago, C. (Ed.). 2011. The handbook of transcultural counselling and psychotherapy. Maidenhead: McGraw Hill/OUP.

Loewenthal, D. 2014. Relational ethics: from existentialism to post-existentialism. In Loewenthal, D. & Samuels, A. (eds). Relational psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and counselling : appraisals and reappraisals (pp. 140-151). London: Routledge.

Proctor, G.M. 2014. Values and ethics in counselling and psychotherapy. Sage.

Proctor, G. 2017. The dynamics of power in counselling and psychotherapy : ethics, politics and practice. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books.

Proctor, G. and Keys, S. 2013. Ethics in practice in person-centred therapy. The handbook of person-centred psychotherapy and counselling (2nd ed ). New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, pp.422-435.

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*Beauchamp, T. 2007. The ‘four principles’ approach to health care ethics. Principles of health care ethics.. pp.3-10.

Beauchamp, T.L. and Childress, J.F. 2001. Principles of biomedical ethics. Oxford University Press, USA.

Clarkson, P. 2000. Ethics : working with ethical and moral dilemmas in psychotherapy. John Wiley & Sons Incorporated.

Fulford, K.W.M. et al. 2002. Healthcare ethics and human values : an introductory text with readings and case studies.

*Gabriel, L. and Casemore, R. 2009. Relational ethics in practice : narratives from counselling and psychotherapy. Routledge.

Haidt, J. 2001. The emotional dog and its rational tail: a social intuitionist approach to moral judgment. Psychological review.. 108(4), p814.

Haidt, J. 2007. The new synthesis in moral psychology. Science.. 316(5827), pp.998-1002.

Green, J. 2010. Creating the therapeutic relationship in counselling and psychotherapy. Exeter: Learning Matters. (Chapter 5) Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Jenkins, P, Keter, V. & Stone, J. 2004. Psychotherapy and the law : questions and answers for counsellors and therapists. London: Whurr.

Mitchels, B. & Bond, T. 2010. Essential law for counsellors and psychotherapists. London: Sage. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Moore, J. & Roberts, R. 2010. Counselling and psychotherapy in organisational settings. Exeter: Learning Matters (chapters 2,3,4,8) EBook available

Owens, P. et al. 2012. Creative ethical practice in counselling & psychotherapy. SAGE.

Palmer Barnes, F. & Murdin, L. (Eds.) 2001. Values and ethics in the practice of psychotherapy and counselling. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Pomerantz, A.M. 2005. Increasingly informed consent: Discussing distinct aspects of psychotherapy at different points in time Ethics & behavior. 15(4), pp.351-360.

Robinson, D. & Garratt, C. 2008. Introducing ethics. London: Icon Books.

Schmid, P. 2007. The anthropological and ethical foundations of person-centred therapy. The handbook of person-centred psychotherapy and counselling. pp.30-46. Sage.

Schmid, P.F. 2001. Acknowledgement: The art of responding. Dialogical and ethical perspectives on the challenge of unconditional relationships in therapy and beyond. Rogers' therapeutic conditions . 3, pp.155-171. Ross-on Wye: PCCS Books

Schmid, P.F. 2001. Authenticity: The person as his or her own author. Dialogical and ethical perspectives on therapy as an encounter relationship and beyond. Rogers’ therapeutic conditions . 1, pp.213-228. Ross-on Wye: PCCS Books

Schmid, P.F. 2001. Comprehension: the art of not-knowing. Dialogical and ethical perspectives on empathy as dialogue in personal and person-centred relationships. Rogers' therapeutic conditions . 2, pp.53-71. Ross-on Wye: PCCS Books

Schmid, P.F. 2002. Knowledge or Acknowledgement? Psychotherapy as ‘the art of not-knowing’—Prospects on further developments of a radical paradigm. Person-centered & experiential psychotherapies. 1(1-2), pp.56-70.

Szasz, T. 1988. The ethics of psychoanalysis : the theory and method of autonomous psychotherapy. Syracuse University Press.

Toulmin, S. 1981. The tyranny of principles. Hastings Center report.. 11(6), pp.31-39.

Yalom, I. 2001. The Gift of Therapy : an open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients: Reflection on Being a Therapist. London: Piatkus Books Ltd.

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Client views

Alexander, R. 1995 Folie à deux : an experience of one-to-one therapy. Free Assn Books.

*Bates, Y. 2005. Shouldn't I be feeling better by now? : client views of therapy . Palgrave Macmillan.

Cvetkovich, A. 2012. Depression [electronic resource] : a public feeling . London: Duke University Press

France, A. 1988. Consuming psychotherapy . Free Association Books.

Sands, A. 2000. Falling for therapy : psychotherapy from a client's point of view. Macmillan Press.

Taylor, B. 2015. The last asylum : a memoir of madness in our times . London: Penguin.

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Professional issues (boundaries, confidentiality etc)

Feltham, C. 2010. Critical thinking in counselling and psychotherapy. London: Sage. (Counselling, society and culture, pp. 115-131) EBook available

Gabbard, G. 2006. Sexual and nonsexual boundary violations in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy. Interpersonal boundaries : variations and violations violations. p39.

Gabriel, L. 2005. Speaking the unspeakable : the ethics of dual relationships in counselling and psychotherapy. Routledge.

Gabriel, L. and Davies, D. 2000. The management of ethical dilemmas associated with dual relationships. Pink Therapy. 3, pp.35-54.Gerrard, J. 2010. Seduction and betrayal. British journal of psychotherapy., 26 (1), pp.64-79.

Gonsiorek, J. and Brown, L. 1989. Post therapy sexual relationships with clients. Psychotherapists' sexual involvement with clients : intervention and prevention. pp.289-301.

Goss, S. and Anthony, K. 2009. Developments in the use of technology in counselling and psychotherapy. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.. 37(3), pp.223-230.

Grey, A. 2006. Confidentiality: A Contribution to the Debate. British journal of psychotherapy.. 22(3), pp.363-372.

Khele, S. et al. 2008. An analysis of complaints to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, 1996–2006 Counselling and psychotherapy research. 8(2), pp.124-132.

Lazarus, A.A. and Zur, O. 2002. Dual relationships and psychotherapy. Springer Publishing Company.

Martin, C, Godfrey, M., Meekums, B. & Madill, A. 2010a. Staying on the straight and narrow. Therapy Today., 21 (5), 11-14.

Martin, C., Godfrey, M., Meekums, B. & Madill, A. 2010b. Managing boundaries under pressure: a qualitative study of therapists’ experiences of sexual attraction in therapy. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.. First published on 23 November 2010 ( iFirst ). DOI: 10.1080/14733145.2010.519045

Orbach, S. 2003. Touch. British Journal of Psychotherapy., 20 (1), pp.17-26.

Proctor, G. 2007. Disordered boundaries? A critique of 'borderline personality disorder' [References].Ross-on-Wye, England: PCCS Books; England, pp.105-119. Beyond fear and control : working with young people who self-harm.

Reeves, A, Bowl, R., Wheeler, S. & Guthrie, E. 2004. The hardest words: exploring the dialogue of suicide in the counselling process – a discourse analysis. Counselling and psychotherapy research., 4 (1), pp. 62-71.

Reeves, A. 2010. Counselling suicidal clients. London: Sage.

Syme, G. 2003. Dual relationships in counselling & psychotherapy : exploring the limits. Sage.

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Issues of difference

Alleyne, A. 2005. Invisible injuries and silent witnesses: The shadow of racial oppression in workplace contexts Psychodynamic practice., 11 (3), pp. 283-299.

Alleyne, A. 2011. Overcoming racism, discrimination and oppression in psychotherapy. In C. Lago (Ed). The handbook of transcultural counselling and psychotherapy. Maidenhead: McGraw Hill/Open University Press.

Bager-Charleson, S. 2010. Reflective practice in counselling and psychotherapy. Exeter: Learning Matters. (Chapter 3, Culturally-tinted lenses)

Barrott, J. 2008. Culture and diversity in counselling. In W.Dryden & A. Reeves (Eds). Key issues for counselling in action (2nd edn). London: Sage. Available as an online course reading in the VLE.

*Chantler, K. 2005. From disconnection to connection: ‘Race’, gender and the politics of therapy British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.. 33 (2), pp. 239-56.Chesler, P. 2005. Women and madness. Palgrave Macmillan.

Dalal, F. 2002. Race, colour and the processes of racialization : new perspectives from group analysis, psychoanalysis and sociology. Hove: Brunner-Routledge.

Dalal, F. 2008. Thought paralysis: tolerance, and the fear of Islam. Psychodynamic practice., 14(1), pp. 77-95.

*Dalal, F. 2008. Against the celebration of diversity. British Journal of Psychotherapy., 24 (1), pp. 4-19.

De Beauvoir, S. 2012. The second sex. Vintage.

Dhillon-Stevens, H. 2011. Issues for psychological therapists from black and minority ethnic groups. In C. Lago (Ed). The handbook of transcultural counselling and psychotherapy. Maidenhead: McGraw Hill/Open University Press.

Kearney, A. 2018. (ed. G. Proctor)  Counselling, class & politics : undeclared influences in therapy. Monmouth: PCCS Books.

Lago, C. and Smith, B. 2003. Anti-discriminatory practice in counselling and psychotherapy S age.

Laungani, P. 2004. Asian perspectives in counselling and psychotherapy. London: Sage.

Lowe, F. 2008. Colonial object-relations: going underground black-white relationships. British Journal of Psychotherapy., 24 (1), pp. 20-33.

Mckenzie-Mavinga, I. 2009. Black issues in the therapeutic process. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

*Moodley, R. 2007. (Re)placing multiculturalism in counselling and psychotherapy. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling., 35(1), pp 1-22.

Moodley, R. & West, W. (Eds). 2005 Integrating traditional healing practices into counseling and psychotherapy. Thousand Oaks, Ca: Sage.

Nolan, G. and West, W. (2015). Introduction. In G. Nolan and W. West (eds), Therapy, Culture and Spirituality, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Orbach, S. 2019 Bodies. London: Profile Books.

Proctor, G. 2008. Gender dynamics in person-centered therapy: Does gender matter? Person-centered & experiential psychotherapies. 7(2), pp.82-94.

Proctor, G. 2006. Therapy: Opium of the masses or help for those who least need it. Politicizing the person-centred approach : an agenda for social change. pp.66-79. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books.

Proctor, G. 2011. Diversity: The depoliticization of inequalities. Person-centered & experiential psychotherapies. 10(4), pp.231-234.

*Ryde, J. 2011. Issues for white therapists. In C. Lago (Ed). The handbook of transcultural counselling and psychotherapy. Maidenhead: McGraw Hill/Open University Press.

Ryde, J. 2000. Supervising across difference. International Journal of Psychotherapy. 5(1), pp.37-48.

Ryde, J. 2009. Being white in the helping professions : developing effective intercultural awareness. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Said, E. 2003. Freud and the non-European. London: Verso.

Samuels, A. 2001 Politics on the couch : citizenship and the internal life. London: Profile Books.

*Sembi, R. 2006. The cultural situatedness of language use in Person-centred training. In Politicising the Person-centred approach: An agenda for Social ChangeG.Proctor, M. Cooper, P. Sanders & B. Malcolm (Eds.) (pp. 55-59) Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books.

Treacher, A. 2005. Edward Said: Identity, politics and history. Psychodynamic practice.. 11(4), pp. 373-388.

Tseng, W-S. 2004. Culture and psychotherapy: Asian perspectives. Journal of Mental Health 13 (2), pp. 151-161.

Weegman, M. 2005. Edward Said (1935-2003): His relevance to psychotherapy. Psychodynamic practice.. 11(4), pp. 389-404.

West, W. 2004. Pittu Laungani in conversation with WilliamWest. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling., 32(3), pp. 419-435.

West, W. (2000). Psychotherapy and Spirituality. London: Sage.

Wheeler, S. (Ed.) 2006. Difference and diversity in counselling : contemporary psychodynamic perspectives. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Totton, N. 2000 Psychotherapy and politics London: Sage. Chapter 16 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.

Doku, F. & Meekums, B. 2014. Emotional connectedness to home for Ghanaian students in the UK. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.. 42(4), pp 383-402

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Research in counselling & psychotherapy

Bager-Charleson, S. 2015. Doing practice-based research in therapy : a reflexive approach. London: Sage.

Bhalla, A. 2008. Searching for a voice. In J. Lees & D. Freshwater (Eds). Practitioner based research : power, discourse, and transformation. London: Karnac.

*Cooper, M. 2008. Essential research findings in counselling and psychotherapy : the facts are friendly. London: Sage. Chapter 1 available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva.Danchev, D. & Ross, A. 2014. Research ethics for counsellors, nurses & social workers. London: Sage.

Denham, G.W. 2008. Refiguration in counselling and psychotherapy. In J. Lees & D. Freshwater (Eds). Practitioner based research : power, discourse, and transformation. London: Karnac. Available as an online course reading in the VLE.

*Etherington, K. 2004. Becoming a reflexive researcher : using our selves in research. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Etherington, K. 2009. Ethical research in reflexive relationships. In L. Gabriel & R. Casemore (Eds ). Relational ethics in practice : narratives from counselling and psychotherapy. London: Routledge.

Redwood, S. 2008. Ethics and reflexivity in practitioner enquiry: three detectives and other stories. In J. Lees & D. Freshwater (Eds). Practitioner based research : power, discourse, and transformation. London: Karnac.

*Sanders, P. & Wilkins, P. (Eds). 2010. First steps in practitioner research : a guide to understanding and doing research in counselling and health and social care. Ross-on-Wye: PCCS Books. (chapters 1, 2.1, 3.1) Chapter 1 available as an online course reading in the VLE.

Wampold, B. E., Mondin, G.W., Moody, M., Stich, F., Benson, K. & Hyun-Nie, A. 1997. A meta-analysis of outcome studies comparing bona fide psychotherapies: empirically, “All must have prizes”. Psychological bulletin., 122 (3), pp. 203-15.

Gillian Proctor May 2020

This list was last updated on 20/09/2021