I want to highly recommend Kylea’s book, The Ethics of Caring. It is truly in a class by itself in the literature on ethics in therapy. I’ve read many books in this area and have been on a Board responsible for reviewing and approving the code of ethics for a large professional association, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), and, to my knowledge, Kylea’s book is unique in the field. It combines the rigors of professionalism with a deep and complex understanding of the human heart, soul, and mind. It really is an important book. If you are a professor or teacher you might want to consider it as required reading.
~ Sara Wright, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Board Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Past-President, Minnesota Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT).
The Ethics of Caring is a book that students and professionals actually read! Kylea Taylor’s book is uniquely situated to assist anyone involved in depth psychology, pastoral care, traditional counseling or human services. Any helping professional will find it both intriguing and insightful. Kylea Taylor’s assessment of the vulnerabilities inherent in the therapeutic process and the effects of the work on the therapist are brilliant and useful. Kylea Taylor reveals the myriad of personal and collective, conscious and unconscious dynamics present in the room. Invaluable and vital for anyone who takes inner psychological or spiritual work seriously, this text is both instructive and illuminating and is often eagerly and voluntarily read by students and professionals alike. No other book articulates the personal, professional, and relational issues involved with extraordinary states of consciousness as well as the intense and profound experiences encountered in traditional therapy work.
~ Dr. Jane Steinhauser, D.Min., Licensed Professional Counselor, counselor educator and spiritual direction trainer
Taylor takes a nuanced and compassionate approach. By understanding how good people become confused about what they should or should not do, we are both warned and strengthened. Her chapters on money, sex, and power contain some of the most insightful discussions of these complex issues that I have ever seen.
~ Judy Harrow, excerpted review in the New Jersey Association for Spiritual, Ethical & Religious Values in Counseling Newsletter
Especially important for the practitioner are Taylor’s chapters on vulnerabilities to unethical behavior, and keys to professional ethical behavior.
~ Brendan Reed, Lac, in Book Review from The Library Letter, Bastyr University
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.
~ Kate White, MA, LMT, RCST®, CEIM, SEP, Director of Education & Administrator, Prenatal and Perinatal Educator Certificate Program, The Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health
The Ethics of Caring alerts healers to not underestimate… the palpable physical, emotional, and psychic vulnerabilities that come in these states and provides tools for navigating these deep and often confusing relationship elements. Only by understanding their own vulnerabilities can caregivers hope to enter more fully into truly healing relationships with their clients.
~ Mid-West Book Review
Too often, ethical questions are considered dreary subjects best left to a committee. This book helps us see ethics as integrally related to how we do our work, and to our own personal growth… The Ethics of Caring will be especially valuable for trainee caregivers, supervisors, clients looking for the appropriate therapist, and any professionals who find themselves, as we all do from time to time, out of our depth. Comprehensive and visionary.
~ Martin Boroson, Author of Becoming Me and One Moment Meditation
The Ethics of Caring is a state-of-the-art approach to dealing with relationship issues. Her courage will inspire others to tackle issues which break open the boundary between politics and individual experience.
~ Arnold Mindell, Ph.D., Author of The Quantum Mind and Healing, Working with the Dream Body, and Sitting in the Fire
This is a unique book addressing in an honest and humble way the dangers and pitfalls that all therapists face daily in their practices. It offers a conceptual framework which is widely accepted outside our culture, but has not been previously discussed in any standard texts on either ethics or therapeutic interpersonal dynamics.
~ Robert R. Newport, M.D.