Essential Law for Counsellors and Psychotherapists: Co-Publication with the BACP

Essential Law for Counsellors and Psychotherapists: Co-Publication with the BACP

Paperback Legal Resources for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

By (author) Barbara Mitchels, By (author) Tim Bond

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  • Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 230mm x 12mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 16 June 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1848608861
  • ISBN 13: 9781848608863
  • Edition statement: Co-Publication.
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 525,673

Product description

This third book in the authoritative "BACP Legal Resources for Counsellors and Psychotherapists Series" provides a user-friendly guide to the law for all those practising and training in the counselling profession. Barbara Mitchels and Tim Bond make legal issues relevant and bring them alive for the practitioner. Packed with practical examples, this book covers essential areas of law for practitioners including: professional ethics and standards; negligence; contracts and premises; employment and insurance; dealing with legal claims; and, professional diligence. Other features include a glossary, tables and flowcharts as well as a comprehensive index of resources and organizations for additional information and guidance. This readable book helps practice managers, counsellors and psychotherapists to recognize, understand and address legal issues that may arise in their practice, and assists them in finding any additional resources they may need. Demystifying the law, this book is an authoritative guide for therapists, including those working in private practice, as well as being important reading for all those studying counselling, psychotherapy or clinical psychology.

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Tim Bond is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Bristol and Visiting Professor to the University of Malta. He has a longstanding commitment to researching and writing about professional ethics for the talking therapies and promoting mental well-being. He is currently a consultant to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy on professional ethics and standards, a member of the Ethics Committee for the British Psychological Society and the Executive Council of the International Association for Counselling. He is a registered member of BACP and provides counselling supervision and training workshops. Tim Bond is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Bristol and Visiting Professor to the University of Malta. He has a longstanding commitment to researching and writing about professional ethics for the talking therapies and promoting mental well-being. He is currently a consultant to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy on professional ethics and standards, a member of the Ethics Committee for the British Psychological Society and the Executive Council of the International Association for Counselling. He is a registered member of BACP and provides counselling supervision and training workshops. Tim Bond is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Bristol and Visiting Professor to the University of Malta. He has a longstanding commitment to researching and writing about professional ethics for the talking therapies and promoting mental well-being. He is currently a consultant to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy on professional ethics and standards, a member of the Ethics Committee for the British Psychological Society and the Executive Council of the International Association for Counselling. He is a registered member of BACP and provides counselling supervision and training workshops.

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"Essential Law for Counsellors and Psychotherapists provides a comprehensive and easily readable text for all practitioners practising the talking therapies. It will prove to be an essential reference in this ever more demanding field where therapists are coming into contact with the law in their every day work." - Sandi Toksvig, Vice President of BACP, writer and broadcaster

Table of contents

Law and Ethics Public Interest and Professional Standards Liability in Tort: Negligence Contracts Therapists and Criminal Activity Insurance Premises Self-Employed Therapists Therapist as Employer / Employee Dealing with Legal Claims