The Ethics of Touch Book, 2nd Edition

The Hands-on Practitioner's Guide To Creating a Professional, Safe and Enduring Practice

Some significant changes are:

  • Two new chapters
  • General refresh, with updated Web links throughout
  • Each chapter has a list of Topics and Key Terms
  • A glossary of terms
  • Two-color printing
  • Additional scenarios
  • Additional charts, tables, and figures

Sample Chapters

  1. Table of Contents
  2. Chapter 1 - Ethical Foundations

Specific Chapter Updates

1.Ethical FoundationsThis was a major rework in tone and flow of topics, making it a more complete introduction for the rest of the book. Added a section on Universal Ethical Principles, and moved Defense Mechanisms to Chapter 4. 
2.BoundariesWe made minor updates. 
3.Dual and Sequential RelationshipsWe updated and expanded information throughout, and added a section on dating previous clients.Previously Chapter 4
4.Dynamics of Effective Communication This chapter was rewritten and expanded to 2 chapters. We updated information throughout. New topics include:
  • the SAVI model of communication
  • how-to’s for written communications, telephone communications, voice mail messages, and social media communications
Previously Chapter 3
5.Communication Techniques and StrategiesNew chapter
6.Sex, Touch, and IntimacyWe made minor updates and included information on how to protect yourself.Previously Chapter 5
7.Practice ManagementWe made updates, expanded information, added examples, and reorganized the flow of topics. Previously Chapter 6
8.The Team ApproachWe took the last few pages from previous Chapter 6 and expanded it to a new chapter where we also explore office ethics and concerns about working for others. We examine different work environments and the specific ethical concerns with each one (i.e., group practice, clinic, hospitals, and spas).New chapter
9.Business EthicsWe made minor updates throughout, expanded the ethical product sales section and added an ethical social media marketing section.Previously Chapter 7
10. Support SystemsWe expanded this chapter to include support systems in general, then examined specific types, (e.g., peer groups, clinical supervision, mentoring, coaching, and apprenticeships).Previously Chapter 9
11. Working with Trauma SurvivorsWe made minor updates and moved the Specialized Protocol from the Appendix into the chapter.Previously Chapter 8
 GlossaryIt includes definitions of all the Key Terms listed on the Chapter title pages.A new addition in this edition
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