This third book in the authoritative BACP Legal Resources for Counsellors and Psychotherapists series provides a user-friendly guide to the law for all those practicing and training in the counseling profession.

Barbara Mitchels and Tim Bond make legal issues relevant and bring them alive for the practitioner. Packed with practical examples, this book covers essential areas of law for practitioners including

Professional ethics and standards; Negligence; Contracts and premises; Employment and insurance; Dealing with legal claims; Professional diligence

Other features include a glossary, tables and flowcharts, as well as a comprehensive index of resources and organizations for additional information and guidance. This readable book helps practice managers, counselors and psychotherapists to recognize, understand and address legal issues that may arise in their practice, and assists them in finding any additional resources they may need.

Demystifying the law, this book is an authoritative guide for therapists, including those working in private practice, as well as being important reading for all those studying counseling, psychotherapy or clinical psychology.

Public Interest and Professional Standards

Public interest and professional standards

How do I balance my therapeutic relationship with the client with my professional responsibilities?

I don't know what my professional duties are exactly – I can't find a clear list of them anywhere…

Can the government, my professional organisation or my supervisor actually stop me from practising as a counsellor/psychotherapist?

How does membership of a professional organisation help me? Is membership of benefit to my clients?

I don't know how I feel about regulation – what would it really mean to me in practice?

The present political climate is one of increasing government control of standards of practice in the provision of publicly funded services, and also services to vulnerable members of the public. The trend towards the protection of some ...

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