I'm not trying to be difficult on this issue; I am actually requesting an answer. Gestalt theory exerts ethical comment -- and I am less certain how cognitive therapy theory accomplishes this, but I am not in doubt that it does. (Although I could speak to this issue, I want to hear it from someone else, someone with a cognitive orientation. I am already fluent in the matter of Gestalt ethics.)
That ethics provide the ground for psychotherapeutic practice, I am also offering. What do you think of this?
Incidentally, your excitement in the "mesh" posting was notable. It was a clear figure of interest, as we say, and I was mobilized to respond. I am impressed by teachers who take their students seriously; I always take my clients seriously. And all things considered, they are infinitely wiser than people who are not my clients!
I hope my request is clear. How, specifically, does cognitive theory provide ethical guidance?