Therapists in Court provides a clear and useful summary of what to do when faced with legal processes and will be extremely helpful both to counselors called to provide evidence in court and to lawyers who wish to refer their clients for support during the legal process or afterwards.”

-Sarah J. Head, Client Support Manager, Alexander Harris Solicitors

“It is extraordinary that no such work already exists. I predict that Therapists in Court will become not just useful but indispensable to all practitioners, not least because of the accessible and jargon-free language in which the law is conveyed. Ultimately, clients will be the beneficiaries of a better informed profession.”

-Marcel Berlins, Barrister, Author of “The Law Machine”, Media Law Module Leader at City University London, and Guardian Legal Correspondant

Therapists in Court is the first in a series of handbooks providing legal guidance for practitioners from all the talking therapies, including counseling, psychotherapy and psychology. For many practitioners, becoming involved in a court case is a frightening and disturbing experience. The tone of legal letters and the adversarial atmosphere of a courtroom is very different from the usual working environment of therapists.

Therapists in Court is written for practitioners who come into contact with the legal system through their work. Providing practical guidance backed up with illuminating examples, the book is an invaluable source of information in situations such as responding to a solicitor's letter, supporting a witness in their preparation to appear in court, and being called as a witness.

Criminal Compensation
Criminal compensation
How Will Therapists Encounter This Aspect of Law in Their Work?

Compensation is available to individuals or groups of people who suffer a personal injury arising out of crime or negligence on the part of another. In cases of victims of crime, the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) is the public body that administers the criminal injuries compensation scheme throughout England, Scotland and Wales. It has existed since 1964 and deals with applications for compensation from victims of violent crime or those injured trying to apprehend criminals or prevent a crime.

Events leading to a claim may have involved experiences of stress, depression and trauma, for which victims may have been receiving therapy. Therapists may assist a child or adult client seeking compensation for ...

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