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The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy
Author: Mic Hunter

ISBN: 9780761903611
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 17 October 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.8
Description:
This is an excellent book...long overdue...[it] provides ample food for thought and encourages discussion. I simply couldn't put it down. The authors...write passionately about the most basic human need - touch and being touched - as part of the overall healing process. Both authors draw on a wealth of professional experience in working with psychiatric inpatients, severely traumatised patients and sexually misued people to build the foundation of their views...the book encourages the reader to look into the dynamics of the therapeutic process in a new light' - The Psychotherapy Review 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, c...

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