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Inner Ethics™ & Right Relationship

If you are making a contribution to the lives of others — as a leader, a mentor, an employer, an educator, or a mental health or medical professional — and you are facing an ethical challenge in your relationships with colleagues or clients, I’d like to help you gain insight about what is going on. Together we can generate some ideas and a direction for how you want to proceed.

My area of ethics expertise is countertransference, the conscious impulses and unconscious motivations that can draw us into unethical behavior. As a consultant and your ally, I help you review your goals and intentions to find “right relationship” in your particular case.

Using the InnerEthics™ model

We would begin by reviewing what you know about the relationship and the situation. We would invite your own non-judgmental self-compassion to our consultation, and from that place use the InnerEthics™ approach to guide your self-inquiry and decision-making going forward. Our focus is to prevent ethical missteps and repair client relationships.

The InnerEthics™ model evolved from my experience doing facilitating and training with people who were in profound, what I call “extraordinary” states of consciousness. I discovered that many of us are more vulnerable to ethical missteps when working with people in these states. We are often drawn, unaware, into the extraordinary state ourselves. When in that place, we are more vulnerable to actions based on our own semi-conscious or unconscious longings, desires, and fears.

I learned from the mistakes I made myself or watched others making. I found that preventing harm and creating greater benefit in our relationships was possible if we were willing to look at ourselves compassionately, share and learn from our missteps, and discover self-knowledge and skills that we could apply to all our future relationships.

Consultations are available in-person, or by telephone or via video conferencing.

The Ethics of Caring BookMy first book about right relationship was published in 1995. My second ethics text “The Ethics of Caring: Finding Right Relationship with Clients” was published in 2017 and won the 2017 Nautilus Book Award in the category, “Relationships & Communication.”

I served on the local California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists Board and chaired its Ethics Committee. To learn more about my background and experience, you can view my CV here.

Who can benefit

Mental Health Professionals – therapists, group facilitators, and counselors

Educators – teachers, professors, mentors and students

Medical and wellness professionals – doctors, nurses, hospice, supervisors, bodyworkers, hypnotherapists

Spiritual and Alternative Community leadership and members

New Paradigm Company managers and employees

Consultation topics & goals

The presence or absence of right relationship affects all professional results and determines whether there is to be benefit or harm from the relationship.

Here are some examples of ethical issues that can be addressed in a consultation.

Prevent client harm by ethical misconduct by:

Increase client benefit by:

The Ethics of Caring is a must have for practitioners of all kinds, and most especially those working with regressed or altered states. Kylea Taylor’s model provides the scaffolding for practitioners to self-examine where they are particularly vulnerable to ethical digression. Her work is required reading for educators in prenatal and perinatal psychology and health; it has helped us form a container for our professionals to self reflect and create awareness about appropriate behavior and responses in our field. This model also has a way for ethics to make sense beyond the usual mode of “do no harm.” Many professionals think of ethics as common sense. The Ethics of Caring allows professionals to go deeper into their own material and embrace how their mistakes are gifts. Kylea Taylor also includes spirituality and extraordinary states of consciousness and other special conditions for transpersonal work. I highly recommend this book.

~ Kate White, MA, LMT, RCST,® CEIM, SEP, Director of Education and Administrator, Prenatal and Perinatal Educator Certificate Program, The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health

How to arrange a consultation

Kylea Taylor MFTOptions: Consultations are available in-person, or by telephone or via video conferencing.

Schedule a complimentary 15-minute phone or video conference using this Contact form.

Please tell me a little bit about what you would like to talk about. I will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within 48 hours.


Ethics Presentations

Taylor, K. (October, 2017) “The Ethics of Caring.” Online Presentation. The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health.

Taylor, K. (October, 2016) “A Conversation about Ethics.” APPPAH online education.

Taylor, K. and Vega, S. (September, 2016) “Ethics & SoulCollage® Facilitation.” Symposium: The Clinical Applications of SoulCollage® in Los Gatos, California. SoulCollage Inc.

Click here to see a complete list of Presentations.

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