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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 ...

The Implications of the Human Rights Act 1998 for Counsellors and Psychotherapists
The implications of the human rights act 1998 for counsellors and psychotherapists
VincentKeter

If anything the Human Rights Act will strengthen the position of counsellors more than their clients. The Act, which came into force in October 2000, is very much law for lawyers. Its biggest impact is on how cases are argued and it redraws the map which lawyers use in both court and in negotiations. Certainly, this will have an effect on the interests of the lawyer's clients, but it is often difficult to explain what these might be without resorting to boggling legal technicality. Having said that, I will in this chapter attempt to predict what the impact of the new Act ...

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