Legal Issues in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Legal Issues in Counselling & Psychotherapy

by Peter Jenkins
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761954813

ISBN-13: 9780761954811

Pub. Date: 12/26/2002

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Lawyers, psychologists, and therapists who practice in the UK are the contributors to this volume of essays. The topics include guidelines for therapists to ensure their client-patient relationships are clearly legal, the limits of liability against therapists, legal issues that arise in therapeutic work with adult survivors of sexual abuse, proposed regulation of

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Lawyers, psychologists, and therapists who practice in the UK are the contributors to this volume of essays. The topics include guidelines for therapists to ensure their client-patient relationships are clearly legal, the limits of liability against therapists, legal issues that arise in therapeutic work with adult survivors of sexual abuse, proposed regulation of alternative mental health treatments, and the experience of a psychoanalyst subpoenaed to speak in court. Appendices list resources in the UK. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761954811
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/26/2002
Series:
Ethics in Practice Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributorsvii
Acknowledgementsx
Introduction1
Part IThe Legal Context of Therapeutic Practice13
1Confidentiality: A case study15
2Psychoanalyst subpoenaed21
3Legal pitfalls in counselling and psychotherapy practice, and how to avoid them24
4Taking legal action against a therapist for professional negligence34
5Transparent recording: Therapists and the Data Protection Act 199845
6Preparing reports and presenting evidence in court: A guide for counsellors and psychotherapists57
Part IILegal Challenges for Therapy73
7Regulating counselling and psychotherapy: Lessons from complementary medicine75
8Legal Issues in therapeutic work with adult survivors of sexual abuse88
9Counselling in legal settings: Provision for jury members, vulnerable witnesses and victims of crime105
10The law of confidentiality--a solution or part of the problem?123
11False memories or recovered memories? Legal and ethical implications for therapists144
12The implications of the Human Rights Act 1998 for counsellors and psychotherapists165
Appendix 1The Academy of Experts: Model form of Expert's Report173
Appendix 2Therapy notes and the law176
Appendix 3Relevant organisations183
References188
Table of Cases188
Table of Statutes189
Index190

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