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About The Psychologists Protection Society Trust

The Psychologists Protection Society Trust is a defence organisation, run for the benefit of members – counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists working in the talking and listening therapies. As a not-for-profit organisation, the Trust is run by therapists, for therapists.  PPS was established in 1974 and has approximately 6000 members resident in The United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland and other countries in Europe.

The Purpose of the Trust

The PPS Trust is here to protect and defend our members and support them when they face a professional claim against them.

The Trust has four core objectives:

  1. To provide education and advice to practitioners in the talking and listening therapy services to promote high standards of professional practice.
  2. To promote, support and protect the character, honour, interests and reputation of practitioners in the talking and listening therapy services.
  3. To provide financial, legal and/or other professional assistance to members when complaints are received from their clients.
  4. To provide assistance to members when damages and costs are awarded by a court, or where a settlement is made out of court.

You can find full details in our Articles of Association, which are available on request.

The Role of the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is made up of current PPS members, who are fellow professionals from the talking and listening therapies. They are volunteers who are either elected from the current membership roll or appointed to the Board for the specific skills and experience they bring (co-opted Trustees). They are directors of The Psychologists Protection Society Trust, a company limited by guarantee, and take on the responsibilities of company directors for the financial well-being of the company.

Our current Trustees bring their extensive knowledge and professional experience to their role to assist members who find themselves in difficulties. They are practicing professionals or retirees who want to give something back to their fellow professionals.  Trainee PPS Members can also join the Board to give their student colleagues a voice. Trustees provide professional advice when necessary and oversee any claims made to the Members Professional Protection Insurance Policy and to the PPS Discretionary Trust Fund. So, as a member of PPS, you have the reassurance that any claim you make will be managed by fellow professionals who have an understanding of the field of talking and listening therapies.

The current Trustees are drawn from across the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Board meetings are held via teleconference every four to six weeks and the Board meets in person at least once a year, usually at our Annual General Meeting.

Elections to the Board are held every year. If you are interested in becoming a trustee, we’d love to hear from you.

Current Board of Trustees..

  • Catherine McMaster (Chair)
  • Owen Connelly (Vice Chair)
  • Sharron Grainger (Secretary)
  • Brenda Foguel (Treasurer)
  • Anne Martin
  • Katrina Millhagen
  • Terry Cromey
  • Salma Siddique
  • Kate Tindle
Past Board of Trustees

2017

  • Mrs Catherine McMaster (Chair)
  • Dr Salma Siddique (Vice Chair)
  • Ms Sharron Grainger (Secretary)
  • Mrs Brenda Foguel (Treasurer)
  • Mrs Christina Campbell
  • Dr Owen Connelly
  • Mrs Anne Martin
  • Ms Katrina Milhagen
  • Mr Terry Cromey

2016

  • Mrs Catherine McMaster (Chair)
  • Mrs Christina Campbell (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Dennis Bury (Secretary)
  • Mrs Brenda Foguel (Treasurer)
  • Dr Owen Connelly
  • Ms Sharron Grainger
  • Dr Stewart Grant
  • Mrs Anne Martin
  • Dr Edel McAndrew
  • Ms Katrina Milhagen

2015

  • Mr Kevin McGeever (Chair)
  • Mrs Christina Campbell (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Dennis Bury (Secretary)
  • Dr Owen Connelly
  • Dr Stewart Grant
  • Mrs Anne Martin
  • Dr Edel McAndrew
  • Mrs Catherine McMaster

2014

  • Mr Kevin McGeever (Chair)
  • Mrs Christina Campbell (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Alexander Murray (Secretary)
  • Mr Dennis Bury
  • Dr Stewart Grant
  • Dr Edel McAndrew
  • Mrs Catherine McMaster

2013

  • Mr Kevin McGeever (Chair)
  • Dr Gabriel Syme (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Alexander Murray (Secretary)
  • Mrs Christina Campbell
  • Dr Bernadette Caffrey-Craig

2012

  • Dr Tim McConville (Chair)
  • Mr Kevin McGeever (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Alexander Murray (Secretary)
  • Mr Shane Buckeridge
  • Mrs Christine Campbell

2011

  • Mrs Donna Johnstone (Chair)
  • Dr Tim McConville (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Alexander Murray (Secretary)
  • Mr Shane Buckeridge
  • Mr Charlie McConnochie
  • Mrs Ruth Murray

2010

  • Dr Douglas McFadzean (Chair)
  • Mrs Donna Johnstone (Vice Chair)
  • Mr Alexander Murray (Secretary)
  • Mrs Ruth Murray

Peter Jenkins, who has recently produced an article for our PPS Professional Practitioner website entitled "GDPR: Thoughts on Implications for Practice", has recently written a new book. The new book is entitled "Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Ethics and the Law". Although the book is focussed on the BACPs Ethical Framework, it also covers broader perspectives on good professional practice. Topics covered include: 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 & and working ethically.

PPS is giving away two copies of "Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Ethics and the Law". Two lucky therapists will win a copy of the book.

Please like or comment on this post to enter the competition....closing date is 12 noon on Wednesday 18th April 2018.
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Peter Jenkins, who has recently produced an article for our PPS Professional Practitioner website entitled GDPR: Thoughts on Implications for Practice, has recently written a new book.  The new book is entitled Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Ethics and the Law.  Although the book is focussed on the BACPs Ethical Framework, it also covers broader perspectives on good professional practice. Topics covered include: 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 & and working ethically.
PPS is giving away two copies of Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Ethics and the Law. Two lucky therapists will win a copy of the book.Please like or comment on this post to enter the competition....closing date is 12 noon on Wednesday 18th April 2018.

 

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