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.

Professional Indemnity and Other Insurance

Professional indemnity and other insurance

There are relatively few court cases against therapists. Do I really need to have professional indemnity insurance?

What sort of events might be covered by professional indemnity insurance?

Is it worth shopping around for insurers and what should I look for?

What will professional indemnity insurance policies not cover?

How can I protect myself from the costs of defending a claim made against me?

Do I have to have employer's liability insurance if I have any employees?

Will professional indemnity insurance be refused if I have had a complaint made against me in the past?

6.1 Why Do I Need to Insure?

The law does not at the moment specifically require therapists to have professional indemnity insurance cover, and it is true that there ...

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