Inappropriate touch cases have sparked public outcry and made headlines, but a discussion on the importance and ethics of positive, caring, appropriate touch in the helping professions such as teaching, nursing and counselling is long overdue.
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This book is an exploration of touch in the context of psychotherapy, considering a range of perspectives, the appropriate use and the influence of both social and cultural values. The reader is encouraged to consider the multidimensional aspect of touch and its use in their own lives and that of others. Consideration is given to societal expectations and concerns around touch, as well as therapeutic uses and its place in literature. This collation of ideas is embedded with scholarly evidence, research and expert perspectives creating an interesting and thought provoking read.
Nursing Times.Nicole South, Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University
Martin Rovers: Martin Rovers is a professor and AAMFT-approved supervisor in the Faculty of Human Sciences at Saint Paul University (Ottawa).
Judith Malette: Judith Malette is a certified clinical psychologist and full professor in the Faculty of Human Sciences at Saint Paul University (Ottawa).
Manal Guirguis-Younger: Manal Guirguis-Younger is dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences at Saint Paul University (Ottawa).