Legal Issues Across Counselling & Psychotherapy Settings
A Guide for Practice
- Barbara Mitchels - A retired solicitor and practicing psychotherapist
- Tim Bond - University of Bristol, UK
Counselling and Psychotherapy (General)
Helping practitioners move between different practice settings, the book explores how the legal framework within which they work varies across contexts. It introduces practitioners to the statutory structure and obligations of different types of counselling and psychotherapy services, setting out implications for practice such as liability and accountability. Work settings covered include:
o Private practice
o Commercial organisations - Employee Assistance Programmes
o Voluntary sector
o Government Health settings (NHS): primary and secondary
o Private Health settings: primary and secondary
o Education / Schools /FE/HE
o Social services
o Police and Home Office
For each setting, the book considers the statutory basis, how the legal framework impacts on services to clients, systemic issues such as bullying or prejudicial discrimination, responsibility for decision making, and the restrictions and empowerment of therapists and clients within the context of that setting.
This book is an essential reference for counselling practitioners working across a range of practice settings, including those with portfolio careers. It is also important reading for all those studying counselling, psychotherapy or clinical psychology.
Provides additional information for practical and legal issues for students working with mental health professionals.
I will be recommending this book in all my courses from level 3 upwards
Text was easy to read and understand. Information is current and relevant.
This text does not fit well to the UK setting. It is good generic book but better for american settings than UK.
Excellent resource for trainees and qualified practitioners.
A very useful book for a range of programmes in health, social care and counselling
I have recommended this book to my students for its clarity with regard to legal issues in counselling and psychotherapy. It is an extremely effective reference tool and offers clear up to date guidance.
Comprehensive, up to date and practical volume.