The Right Use of Power (RUOP) is a relational method of examining ethical dilemmas and building ethical practice. Developed by Cedar Barstow, M.Ed., C.H.T., this experiential training is suitable for psychotherapists, body workers, nonprofit organizations, churches, governmental bodies and businesses...in fact, for anyone who works in a context in which there is a power difference between the provider and the recipient.
Very briefly, RUOP begins where many ethical trainings leave off - with the rules and guidelines covering the relevant discipline. With knowledge of these parameters, we then proceed to examine our awareness or blind spots in regard to our own vulnerabilities and how we might unintentionally offend or hurt our clients. Given that such breaches in relationship are inevitable, we look at how best to repair the harm done, and how that can actually strengthen the relationship and empower both client and practitioner.
RUOP principles apply at every level of our lives...from our intimate relationships to political systems and worldwide concerns. Studying RUOP is inspiring, consciousness-raising and empowering. Rather than basing ethical practice on fear and self-protection, RUOP points out how ethics can be the heart of what we do, turning "errors" into opportunities for enhanced growth and connection. More information about RUOP is available at: RightUseofPower.com
Cedar Barstow, MEd, CHT
Cedar Barstow, MEd, CHT is a consultant and teacher on ethics issues. She has been designing, developing, and teaching this approach since 1994. Her background includes 20 years as a psychotherapist and 15 years as a teacher. She is the author of books and articles on ethics, counseling with elders, women and independence, and psychotherapy and spirituality. Cedar is also a Hakomi Experiential Psychology Trainer, a member of the Naropa University Adjunct Faculty and maintains a private psychotherapy and ethics consulting practice in Boulder/Denver, and teaches both Right Use of Power Ethics and Hakomi nationally and internationally.
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