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Past Event : Naming and shaming therapists: Protecting the public or harming therapy? - Dr Philip Cox



Event Title:   Naming and shaming therapists: Protecting the public or harming therapy?


Dr Cox explains that the key professional registration bodies report an increase in the number of formal complaints. He asks is it because the codes of ethics to protect the public from unethical and incompetent practices have been updated. Or is it because more people attending therapy report experiencing their therapy as harmful?


Speaker: Dr Philip Cox

Speaker Biography:  Dr Philip Cox (PsychD) is an HCPC registered Chartered Psychologist and BACP (Accred) member with over 20 years of clinical experience in Primary care, Secondary care and specialist services. Philip is a Psychotherapy & Counselling Union executive committee member, taking a lead on professional complaints. He is also a BPS Psychotherapy Section executive committee member and the e-letter editor. His research publications, conference presentations and lectures focus on unintended harm within psychotherapy, and how to support professionals who seemingly misjudge the delicate balance between good and less helpful practice. Philip is a passionate advocate for social activism and supporting marginalised groups, which includes therapists who experience difficulties – Philip’s philosophy is that by supporting therapists, we support clients.


Date:  Friday, 2nd November 2018

Time: 17:30 to 18:30

Address: Renaissance Manchester City Centre Hotel, Blackfriars St, Manchester M3 2EQ, UK.

Available to Watch Online:  Yes

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