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Welcome to The Professional Practitioner Portal

PPS Logo"The Professional Practitioner" portal is an online resource dedicated to promoting high standards of professional practice by practitioners in the talking and listening therapy services.  The portal has been created by the Psychologists Protection Society Trust, a defence organisation, run for the benefit of members who are counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists.  The main purpose of The Psychologists Protection Society is to provide members with assistance when complaints are received from clients and other professional protection matters. The Trust however also has a further objective: to help members avoid problems where possible, by providing education and advice to members and to promote high standards of professional practice.  

This portal contains a variety of content, including articles, events, CPD activities, documents from the PPS archives, etc which are available to all members.  We will add new content from time to time so it is worth "bookmarking" this page.  

It is hoped members will find the content thought-provoking and members will be encouraged to think more about areas of their professional practice where problems can arise and whether or not these problems can be avoided.  If you are not a member of The Psychologists Protection Society and would like to join us, please visit www.ppstrust.org to find out more.

Working with Violent Behaviour - CPD Video

Eoin Galavan

This session with Dr Eoin Galavan looks at the challenges of working therapeutically with patients who struggle with violent behaviour in a non forensic setting.

Ethical Dilemmas in Supervision - CPD Video

Kathy Raffles Presentation

This session with Dr Kathy Raffles examines the issues faced by therapists who may find themselves facing ethical dilemmas with their supervisees and supervision practice in order to ensure good and safe practice.

Falling Between Two Stools - CPD Video

Eoin Stephens

Eoin Stephens explores Dual Diagnosis: The need for multidisciplinary awareness and cooperation. Mr Stephens looks at issues of competence, resources, inter-professional and inter-disciplinary cooperation, client expectations, specialist supervision, appropriate insurance & abstinence versus medication.

Records as Evidence - CPD Video

Peter Jenkins

This session with Peter Jenkins explores some of the conflicting pressures on therapists, regarding standards and styles of record-keeping, and the potential use of therapeutic records as evidence in legal proceedings.

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