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Holding Confidentiality
Holding Confidentiality

Along with safe, ethical practice and appropriate use of skills, confidentiality is a cornerstone of therapeutic practice. Issues surrounding confidentiality are plentiful and managing the accompanying pressures can be daunting. Potential conflicts involving confidentiality can arise in any routine practice when working alone, within teams or in assessing client risk. In this chapter we will consider the concept of professional discretion and reflect on how the limits of confidentiality can vary within different settings and some of the implications this can have for our therapeutic practice. We will also focus on legal issues relating to data protection and our rights and responsibilities with respect to requests from police and courts for counsellors’ notes. In addition to considering the impact boundaries of ...

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