On Friday 27th June 2014 The Psychologists Protection Society Trust invited Mr Peter Jenkins to speak on the topic "Records as Evidence". The session was part of the Psychologists Protection Society's 40th Birthday Symposium - "Professional Issues in Therapeutic Practice".
Peter Jenkins is a Senior Lecturer in Counselling at the University of Manchester. He has been a member of both the BACP Professional Conduct Committee and the UKCP Ethics Committee. He has written widely on legal aspects of therapy, and has a particular interest in issues relating to confidentiality and data protection. He is the author of a number of books, including "Counselling, psychotherapy and the law" (Sage, Second edition, 2007).
This session explored 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.
The event proved very popular, with over 250 therapists watching the event live online and in person at the University of Syracuse in London. The video has now been edited and is available to watch online for those who could manage to attend the event online or in person.
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Want to watch more? The following DVD's by Peter Jenkins are available to buy from Counselling DVDs. PPS is not affiliated with Counselling DVD's, these links were provided by Peter Jenkins.
- Professional Negligence: A Duty of Care?
- A Confidential Space: Ethical Considerations in Counselling Children and Young People