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Essential Law for Counsellors and Psychotherapists Co-Pubed

by Barbara Mitchels and Tim Bond SAGE Publications Ltd
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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.

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

"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
Tim Bond is a counsellor, educator and practitioner specialising in teaching research methodology and professional ethics (education, counselling, and research). He continues to offer a small counselling and supervisory practice. He is internationally renowned for his contributions to counselling and research ethics and particularly his interest in dialogue between different cultural and moral positions. He has extensive experience of leadership, management and policy making in higher education and professional associations.