Confidentiality and Record Keeping in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Confidentiality and Record Keeping in Counselling and Psychotherapy

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'This is an excellent book...Those involved in writing agency policy as well as therapists working within these structures and independently should view this as a mainstay of their reference library. Trainers and supervisors will also find it invaluable' - Therapy Today Journal, December 2008



`This book is an original, insightful, comprehensive and practical guide for all working in the field...a must read for any counsellor or psychotherapist or anybody else working in the field of psychological therapies' - Professor Cary L. Cooper, CBE, President of BACP





`There are few legal issues as important to clients and their therapists as confidentiality and record keeping. This book is essential reading for all counsellors and psychotherapists' - Esther Rantzen, Chair & Founder of Childline and Vice President of BACP





Confidentiality is an essential condition of counselling and psychotherapy that enables clients to talk honestly and openly about their situation. As a core aspect of everyday practice, therapists need to understand both the legal and ethical implications of providing confidentiality and of keeping records concerning their clients.





Confidentiality and Record Keeping in Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a practical introduction to the topic, containing guidance on:





- why and how records should be kept


- how to balance therapeutic benefits from keeping records with potential legal ramifications


- confidentiality agreements with clients in a variety of therapeutic settings


- confidentiality in training and supervision.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 182 x 230 x 12mm | 322.05g
  • Thousand Oaks, United States
  • English
  • 1412912709
  • 9781412912709
  • 253,327

Table of contents

Recording Confidences
Walking the Tightrope
A Right to Confidentiality
The Client's Perspective
Confidentiality As Legal Responsibility
Obligations of the Therapist
Responding to Dilemmas Over Confidentiality
Confidentiality in Supervision, Training, Research and Audit
Record-Keeping
Basic Responsibilities
How Long to Keep Records?
Record Keeping
A Case Study
Sharing Information Between Professionals
Developing Agency Policy and Practice
A Case Study
Mental Capacity, Parental Responsibility and Consent
Recording Confidences
Practical Guidelines
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Review quote

`This book is an original, insightful, comprehensive and practical guide for all working in the field...a must read for any counsellor or psychotherapist or anybody else working in the field of psychological therapies' - Professor Cary L. Cooper, CBE, President of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
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About Tim Bond

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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