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Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law

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ISBN13: 9780803979864
ISBN: 080397986X
Published: June 1999
Publisher: Sage Publications
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

An introduction to the law in relation to counselling and psychotherapy in England and Wales. The book examines such issues as: data protection law; insurance; informed consent; the potential for law suits and complaints; counselling children and young people; confidentiality and record-keeping; and problems relating to child abuse, to suicide and to third parties. Legal issues are illustrated and clarified by the use of examples throughout the text. The book concludes by looking at future trends, and considers the possible effects of European law on counselling and psychotherapy.

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Therapy and the law; the legal context of therapy; professional negligence; confidentiality, privilege and the public interest; access to records and disclosure of information; courts and the legal system; counselling and therapy for children and young people; complaints systems; statutory regulation of therapists.