Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ethics and the Law
Developing and maintaining a secure framework for professional practice is a core part of any counselling and psychotherapy training, as all therapists need to understand the key values, ethics and laws that underpin the profession today. But what does being a member of a 'profession’ actually mean, and what does being a ‘professional’ actually involve?
Structured around the BACP Core Curriculum, and with the help of exercises, case studies and tips for further reading, this book covers everything from the requirements of the BACP Ethical Framework to broader perspectives on good professional practice.
- Practising as a therapist in different roles and organizational contexts.
- Working with key issues, including difference, vulnerable clients and risk.
- Understanding the law and relevant legal frameworks for practice.
- Working ethically, including contrasting models and approaches to ethics.
This is the definitive training and practice manual in counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.
Peter Jenkins takes the reader step by step through both the legal requirements and the requirements of the BACP Ethical Framework so that the territory of confidentiality, record-keeping and data protection, and contracting becomes accessible.
Peter Jenkins is a standard-bearer and an exemplary role model for counselling education. Peter leaves no stone unturned, writing in detailed and accessible prose filled with care and compassion. This is an indispensable guide to becoming and being a counsellor.
This book provides an in depth account of numerous subjects pertaining to counselling and psychotherapy, from statutory registration through to ethical and legal considerations. The student in training, the new practitioner the clinical supervisor and the experienced therapist all have much to gain from this informative book which courageously leaves few difficult subjects uncovered.
Engagingly written, Peter Jenkins’ ‘Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy’ is an essential go-to guide for both the emerging and competent practitioner. A therapist can feel confident that grey and tricky ethical areas are addressed pragmatically and openly. Ideal for our Counselling and Psychotherapy programme.
Peter Jenkins’ book provides an invaluable guide to the realities of counselling practice in organizations and supports individual practice with a relevant, in-depth exploration of ethical issues faced by counsellors.
An excellent and comprehensive text which emphasises the importance of ethics and legal issues in Professional Counselling Practice. I will be adding this title to the recommended reading list for the Trainee Counsellors on the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Practice at Stockport College.
Peter Jenkins new book is a very impressive contribution and a really useful resource. It is so thorough and comprehensively wide ranging from organisational structure and culture, data protection, equality and diversity to personal development and self care. It's good to see the usefulness of group work given mention too.
This will be a valuable reference book not only for trainee counsellors but experienced practitioners, supervisors and trainers too. I'm sure there will be lots of demand for it.
This book is sure to become an established counselling classic, both for those new to the profession and for the more established practitioner.
Jenkins gives an excellent overview of CORE forms, and outcome measures generally.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Chapter 1