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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 ...

Transparent Recording: Therapists and the Data Protection Act 1998
Transparent recording: Therapists and the data protection act 1998
PeterJenkins

Most counsellors and psychotherapists will be familiar with the fact that their clients enjoy a legal right of access to records kept on computer. This right applied under the former Data Protection Act 1984 (DPA 1984). They will also know that clients possess similar rights of access to personal records in the areas of health, education, and social work, under similar legislation. The principle of greater access of citizens as ‘data subjects’ to information kept on file was established after Graham Gaskin, a young man formerly in residential care, won his case for access to his social work file at the European Court. Access is, however, qualified, rather ...

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