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Counselling & Psychotherapy - Ethics and the Law
Sat 6 May 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
A participative workshop led by Peter Jenkins
This is a popular and highly participative workshop, designed to explore key aspects of professional practice, relating to the BACP Ethical Framework (2016) and to the law. The workshop will cover a range of ethical decision-making styles, professional negligence, confidentiality, data protection law, the counsellor’s duty to warn others, disclosure of records and enforced access to notes by third parties, such as solicitors, police and the courts. It is based a combination of short presentations, case study discussion in groups, small group discussion based on trigger video scenarios, group feedback and discussion, with the facilitator providing brief outlines of ethics and the law in non-technical language, with maximum opportunities for dialogue and follow-up questions.
The aims of the workshop are:
* to identify legal and ethical issues of current concern to therapists;
* to explore professional practice concerns in relation to the BACP Ethical Framework (2016);
* to outline key concepts, i.e. duty of care, confidentiality and the public interest;
* to provide information on ethics, law and therapeutic practice.
The link below may be of interest: Weblink to: Online article:Peter Jenkins, 'What is wrong with the BACP Ethical Framework?
*Peter Jenkins is an experienced Counsellor Trainer, and Author of several books on the law, including Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law (Sage, 2007). His latest book is Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Ethics and the Law (Sage, 2017), which provides a detailed exploration of the BACP Ethical Framework (2016). He has extensive experience of running training workshops on legal aspects of therapy.
Refreshments will be provided throughout the day, however lunch is not included. As this is a central event there are many shops and cafes locally.
NB: If you would prefer to pay by invoice, please contact the organiser direct