Essential Law for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

Essential Law for Counsellors and Psychotherapists

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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
- professional diligence.

Other features include a glossary, tables and flowcharts as well as a comprehensive index of resources and organisations for additional information and guidance. This readable book helps practice managers, counsellors and psychotherapists to recognise, 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 186 x 230 x 12mm | 340.19g
  • Sage Publications Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1848608861
  • 9781848608863
  • 718,880

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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
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Table of contents

Law and EthicsPublic Interest and Professional StandardsLiability in Tort: NegligenceContractsTherapists and Criminal ActivityInsurancePremisesSelf-Employed TherapistsTherapist as Employer / EmployeeDealing with Legal Claims
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About Barbara Mitchels

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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