Nonrelativist ethical standards for goal setting in psychotherapy

Ethics and Behavior 2 (1):15 – 38 (1992)
In this article, I discuss two principles that can be viewed as universally applicable in psychotherapy and counseling: respect for clients' welfare and respect for their self-determination. Consideration of the practical application of these principles leads to the formulation of a set of guidelines to aid therapists and counselors in making choices about instrumental and end goals. These guidelines are intended to be applicable regardless of the particular personal and cultural values of the therapist and client.
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DOI 10.1207/s15327019eb0201_2
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