Ethical Problems in Psychotherapy

Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 45)


Potential ethical problems of psychotherapeutic treatments are discussed with regard to Principles of Biomedical Ethics (Beauchamp and Childress 1983; last edition 2008). After firstly debating the relationship between ethical problems and treatment error the possible ethical problems in psychotherapeutic treatment are discussed, especially ethical problems in treatment planning, ethical dilemmas in informed consent and surrounding economic conditions of treatment. Furthermore, ethical requirements of the therapist are considered and treatment errors and possible ethical implications are discussed (including sexual misuse). Finally, ethical consequences for therapeutic practice are mentioned.


Ethical Problem Health Insurance Company Ethical Implication Relationship Conflict Psychotherapeutic Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GöttingenGöttingenGermany
  2. 2.University of GießenBad NauheimGermany

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