Supervising Ethical Issues in Couple and Family Therapy
Supervision of couple and family therapy cases is as different from supervision of individual cases as couple/family therapy is different from individual therapy. The couple or family adds levels of complexity in each case. As a result, ethical dilemmas are also different and more complicated. There are two ways to approach the topic of “ethical issues in couple and family therapy”: (a) addressing the ethical issues that arise from delivering couple/family therapy within supervision and (b) addressing the ethical issues that arise within the supervision relationship when discussing couple/family cases.
The theoretical context for this entry is primarily rooted in the cognitive-behavioral orientation of providing therapy and supervision.
Although treatment and supervision decisions in both individual therapy and couple/family therapy are guided by the code of ethics outlined by the American Psychological Association (2010), the ethics code...
- American Psychological Association. (2010). American Psychological Association ethical principles of psychologists and code of conduct. Retrieved June 2016, from http://www.apa.org/ethics/code/principles.pdf