Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law
Key features of this new edition include:
" extensive use of case studies. These bring legal examples to life and give a human dimension to powerful ethical dilemmas such as seeking agreement to end medical treatment, or client's gaining access to their own confidential records
" key points, which provide quick summaries of complex material and reference guides for professional practice
" the multiple points of crossover and intersection of law and therapy. These are identified and explored, ranging from the use of narrative theory, to the provision of pre-trial therapy for abused children, to the role of the therapist as expert witness.
This new edition provides clarity and reassurance for practitioners at all levels about the exact nature of their responsibilities, and how these can best be managed, to enable them to comply with the law and focus on their therapeutic work with clients. Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law, Second Edition is an essential point of reference for practitioners, making a daunting and complex topic understandable and bringing it to life.
this is an excellent book. But it will be a suplemental reading.
This is a good book in an area where legal books are limited. The book gives a good introduction to the legal principles relating to counselling and psychotherapy. The case studies are useful in applying legal principles to issues in practice. As the focus is on the English legal system the book will be a refernce text for students.
This is quite the best and most interesting book I have read on the subject of the law related to issues specific to professionals dealing with mental health. Although the primary audience is those working in the counselling and psychotherapy fields, the book is also highly recommended for mental health nursing students and students of any discipline who are interested in case and common law outside of the Mental Health Act. An excellent book.
A most valuable addition to our library.
This book already exists on our recommended reading list for the module Personal and Professional Development Ethics and the Law. I have recommended this title to my students. It has benifited me with the delivery of this module.
Comprehensive and readable guide to working within the Law.
An absolute must read for all Foundation Degree Students.
This book leaves no stone unturned with it's comprehensive coverage of the topic.
The case studies are perfect for new students struggling with the abstract as it gives something concrete and simple to follow.
I appreciated the straight forward and easy to track layout of the book.
A fascinating read about the interface between counselling and law