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‘This is an excellent book. It builds well on Peter Jenkins' admirable earlier contribution to our knowledge of the many legal matters that are of vital concern to counsellors (Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law, SAGE 1997) It is my intention, as a counsellor and lecturer to make Peter Jenkins' new book required reading for all our students. Indeed I would go as far to say that all counsellors, not matter how experienced they consider themselves, should consider this book as essential reading. As the advert says, “don't leave home without one!” — Norman Claringbull, Counselling at Work. ‘This is good value for trainees and experienced practitioners alike, provoking reflection and providing a useful reference source‘ — Sally Scott, Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal. Counsellors and ...

False Memories or Recovered Memories? Legal and Ethical Implications for Therapists
False memories or recovered memories? Legal and ethical implications for therapists
PeterJenkins

A troubling phenomenon emerged in the early 1990s, with serious repercussions for therapeutic practice, and for its standing in society at large. Therapists, since the time of Freud and Breuer (1895/1991), have long accepted the validity of forgotten childhood trauma resurfacing via behavioural symptoms, or during therapy. This concept has even gained a wide measure of public or common-sense acceptance, for instance describing a person as being ‘repressed’. The recent emphasis on investigating child sexual abuse in advanced industrial countries has promoted an atmosphere where medical, social work and counselling professionals have sought to explore the dimensions of abuse, and its devastating impact on ...

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