The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy
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The Ethical Use of Touch in Psychotherapy

Hunter, Mic; Struve, Jim;

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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
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Bibliographic Information
Publish State
Published
Language
English
Readership
College - higher education
Responsibility
Mic Hunter and Jim Struve.
Publisher / Imprint
SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
Publication Country / Place
United Kingdom / London
Title Identifier (ISBN/ISSN)
9781452249964 / 0761903607
Published Date
October 1997
Primary Price
32.99 GBP
Pages
319
Reference Code
BDZ0001288315