The books focus is the uses and abuses of the therapeutic relationship - the heart of the matter - across all disciplines and across all approaches. Its Copernican contribution is to conceptualise ethics not as a kind of "add on" to therapy, but as the sun around which the work of psychotherapy and psychoanalysis revolves. Sole or jointly authored chapters include research on ethical dilemmas, issues of values and responsibility, supervision, training and research and collegial relationships, examples of documents to give to clients or supervisees, writing for publication (and its pitfalls), as well as dilemmas involving the ethics and complaints procedures of professional bodies such as UKCP organizations.
Ethical dilemmas of UKCP psychotherapists - comparisons of results from similar APA and BPS studies.
Ethical relationships - the therapeutic relationship in psychoanalysis, counselling psychology and psychotherapy.
Values in counselling and psychotherapy.
Bystanding in counselling and psychotherapy.
In recognition of dual relationships.
The vengeance of the victim.
When rules are not enough: the spirit of the law in ethical codes.
Collegial relationships: ethics, research and good practice.
Supervision as an ethical enterprise.
Ethical dilemmas in supervision, training and organisational context.
Writing for publication.
Ethical dilemmas in the context of "schoolism".