- Subject index
I was most impressed by the author's thoroughness in writing this book. She seems to leave no stone uncovered... [this is] a work which should become a necessity for all counsellors, counselling psychologists, psychiatric nurses and psychotherapists... This is a book to which I will make reference time and time again, and one which will occupy a prominent place in my library' - Counselling, The Journal of the British Association for Counselling `An invaluable handbook for students of psychotherapy and a good reference for established therapists... I recommend that all therapists have a copy of this book on their shelf' - Psychology, Health & Medicine Assessmenp and refer
Chapter 4: The Management of Referrals
The Management of Referrals
Nowadays therapists are employed in a variety of settings within the public and private health care systems. Each setting, with its dynamics and culture, will determine how referrals are managed. Depending on the priorities and/or constraints of a given setting, the individual therapist may not have complete responsibility over the management of referrals. This is in contrast to private practice where the therapist is free to determine how to manage his or her own practice. Although working for an institution and having to abide by policies with which we may disagree can be frustrating, at other times the knowledge that we are not alone in making a decision about a client, or that there are clear procedural guidelines ...