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ERIC Number: EJ1154315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0306-9885
Counselling for Depression: A Response to Counselling Education in the Twenty-First Century. Ethical Conflicts for a Counselling Approach Operating within a Medicalised Bureaucratic Health Service
Proctor, Gillian; Hayes, Catherine
British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, v45 n4 p417-426 2017
In this article, we consider the ethical issues arising from training counsellors in "Counselling for Depression" in the UK. We describe Counselling for Depression (CfD), a competency-based approach to counselling accredited by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) agenda in the National Health Service in the UK. We question whether creating a career path for counsellors in the NHS within IAPT compromises the values of the CfD approach and whether the person-centred and experiential approach and the counsellors providing it are able to survive intact. We consider the inherent conflicts within the value bases of CfD and IAPT and discuss how we address these conflicts within the training for CfD. We also describe the ongoing ethical conflicts we live with and what supports us to continue to engage in these conflicts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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