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date: 17 November 2019

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Contemporary cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) comprises complex interventions that have demonstrated efficacy and/or are currently the evidence-based psychotherapeutic treatment of choice for many psychiatric disorders. This chapter discusses management of ethical issues that may arise during evidence-based CBT: initial assessment, informed consent, exposure-based therapy, out of office sessions, management of boundaries, homework, and risk management. The patient-therapist relationship and conceptualization of resistance during CBT are discussed. A crucial requirement of ethical mental health care is additional dissemination of CBT expertise. In this current era of specialization, interventions that target disorder specific symptoms and related difficulties (American Psychiatric Association,2013) show special promise. It is the ethical responsibility of clinicians regardless of orientation to be guided by current empirical research and their own specific areas of competence when making treatment recommendations. A priority for clinical research is further examination of the specific therapeutic ingredients that impact outcome and optimize recovery.

Keywords: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Ethics, Evidence Based CBT

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