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.

Therapists and Criminal Activity

Therapists and criminal activity

What kind of criminal activity might I come across in my work?

I have heard about ‘tipping off’, but what is it?

If a client tells me about something criminal that they have done, or are about to do, must I report it?

What if I find out that my colleague has done something criminal?

I was caught travelling without a rail ticket last week – is that going to bring the profession into disrepute?

My colleague, a fellow therapist, was found guilty last year of downloading porn on his home computer. What are the professional consequences likely to be for him? Will he have to leave the profession?

What if my clients bring drugs into the therapy room and I do not know? ...

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