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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 ...

Psychoanalyst Subpoenaed
Psychoanalyst subpoenaed

When I was subpoenaed to give evidence in the High Court about someone who was alleged to be a former patient of mine, I was placed between two conflicting moral obligations. I had to decide whether to obey the law or to abide by the rules of professional conduct. I complied with the subpoena by attending court, but I decided I could not answer any questions about the ‘patient’, and I made all arrangements, including having a barrister to plead in mitigation of sentence, for the possibility that I should be sent to prison for contempt of court. In the event, although my silence probably did constitute a contempt, the judge declared he would not sentence me, saying it was obviously a ...

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