Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law / Edition 2
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Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law / Edition 2

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by Peter Jenkins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412900069

ISBN-13: 9781412900065

Pub. Date: 08/25/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law is the long-awaited Second Edition of Peter Jenkins' comprehensive introduction to legal issues in relation to counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. This text has been fully updated to include coverage of the key developments in the law that have had major impact on therapists' practice with regard to data protection and

Overview

Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law is the long-awaited Second Edition of Peter Jenkins' comprehensive introduction to legal issues in relation to counselling and psychotherapy in the UK. This text has been fully updated to include coverage of the key developments in the law that have had major impact on therapists' practice with regard to data protection and the management of confidentiality. The book breaks new ground by exploring in detail the relationship of ethics to the law and providing a framework for relating the BACP Ethical Framework to legal decision-making.

Key features of this new edition include:

" extensive use of case studies. These bring legal examples to life and give a human dimension to powerful ethical dilemmas such as seeking agreement to end medical treatment, or client's gaining access to their own confidential records

" key points, which provide quick summaries of complex material and reference guides for professional practice

" the multiple points of crossover and intersection of law and therapy. These are identified and explored, ranging from the use of narrative theory, to the provision of pre-trial therapy for abused children, to the role of the therapist as expert witness.

This new edition provides clarity and reassurance for practitioners at all levels about the exact nature of their responsibilities, and how these can best be managed, to enable them to comply with the law and focus on their therapeutic work with clients. Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law, Second Edition is an essential point of reference for practitioners, making a daunting and complex topic understandable and bringing it to life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412900065
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
08/25/2007
Series:
Professional Skills for Counsellors Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

THERAPY, ETHICS AND THE LAW
Therapy and the Law
Ethical Principles and the law
THE LEGAL CONTEXT OF THERAPY
Content and Structure of the Law
Communicating Information
Law Relating To Service Provision and Employment
THERAPISTS, COURTS AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM
Reform of the Civil Law System
Structure of the Court System
Practical Aspects of Therapists' Involvement with the Courts
Professional Aspects of Therapists' Involvement with the Courts
PROFESSIONAL NEGLIGENCE, LIABILITY AND DUTY OF CARE
Professional Negligence
Therapy Case Law
Indemnity Insurance and Professional Protection Societies
CONFIDENTIALITY, PRIVILEGE AND THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Confidentiality
Privilege and Confidentiality
Confidentiality and the Public Interest
Breaking Confidentiality
DATA PROTECTION AND ACCESS TO CLIENT RECORDS
Recording Therapeutic Work
Access to Client Material
THERAPY WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
The Rights of Children and Young People
Key Issues in Therapy with Children and Young People
Settings for Therapy with Children and Young People
STATUTORY REGULATION OF THERAPISTS
Statutory Recognition of Therapy
Statutory Regulation of Therapists
Therapy, Professional Power and Society

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