If you think you know what positive psychology is, think again! This book offers a new integrative vision for making life better that takes in the body and the brain, culture and society, childhood and development… A must read for students.

Ethical and Reflective Practice

Ethical and Reflective Practice

The only journey is the one within.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Learning objectives: At the end of the chapter you will be able to…

  • Understand the importance of an ethical framework for applied disciplines
  • Contemplate the relevance of values, morals and ethics to PP
  • Appreciate what PP can learn from fields such as counselling and psychotherapy
  • Consider the question ‘who is a positive psychologist’?
  • Understand the importance of reflective practice
  • Differentiate reflection-in-action, reflection-on-action, reflexivity, and rumination
  • Consider your personal growth in the context of PP practice

List of Topics…

  • Values, morals and ethics
  • Development of the VIA character strengths
  • The professionalisation of PP
  • Counselling and psychotherapy
  • The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • The BACP ethical framework
  • Professional supervision
  • Reflection and reflexivity
  • Self-awareness and insight
  • Schön's ‘reflective practice’
  • Stages and levels of reflection
  • The Personal Growth Initiative
  • The Johari Window

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