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

On Friday 2nd November 2018 The Psychologists Protection Society Trust invited Dr Philip Cox to speak on the topic “Naming and shaming therapists: Protecting the public or harming therapy?”. The session was part of the Psychologists Protection Society’s 2018 Annual General Meeting.

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.

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?

The event proved very popular, with over 180 therapists joining in at the venue in Manchester or watching the live event online. 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. Click here to access the video

How “private” is your practice in cyberspace? Are you tech ready?

On Friday 2nd November 2018 The Psychologists Protection Society Trust invited Catherine Knibbs to speak on the topic “How “private” is your practice in cyberspace? Are you tech ready?”. The session was part of the Psychologists Protection Society’s 2018 Annual General Meeting.

Catherine Knibbs describes herself as a human being, Mum, Author, PhD clinical researcher and Child/Adult Psychotherapist. She is a blogger, vlogger and podcaster. She is a cyber specialist and proposes a new theory as to why we engage in cyber space as we do and has published in peer reviewed journals as a leading researcher in the UK around the topic of cybertrauma. She writes for the largest UK e-safety companies, including a national newsletter #DITTO that goes directly into schools, she presents at National and International conferences including CCMH, NSPCC, Marie Collins and has presented at ACTIO (The leading online counselling organisation in U.K.), Confer and other leading Psychotherapy Organisations around this large topic. She has been on Therapist Uncensored, Shrink Rap Radio and Trauma Therapist podcasts in the U.S. She is UKCP MSc Child & Adult Psychotherapist and BACP(Accred). She’s also a mum to two adolescent/adult boys, runs a trauma practice and has a private practice too. She is currently writing a second book. She has a great self care routine and ‘biohacks’ to ensure she is performing optimally for herself and her clients.

Catherine Knibbs explains that Cyberspace offers Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychologists a space to connect, advertise and work using the medium of technology. However this technology comes with risks and dangers for us as practitioners, from our own social media to cyber security. She goes on to provide a brief overview of the issues we face.

The event proved very popular, with over 170 therapists joining in at the venue in Manchester or watching the live event online. 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. Click here to access the video

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Thanks to everyone who entered our free prize draw to win a copy of "Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Ethics and the Law" by Peter Jenkins.

The lucky winner of a copy of the book is MARTINA REDMOND. Please email Ruth - ruth@ppstrust.org to arrange delivery of your prize!

Please check our Facebook Fan Page from time to time as we will be holding another free prize draw again soon.
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We have a copy of "Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Ethics and the Law" to give away. 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.

One lucky therapist will win a copy of the book. Please like or comment on this post to enter this free competition....closing date is 12 noon on Friday 17th May 2019.
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We have a copy of Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Ethics and the Law to give away. 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.

One lucky therapist will win a copy of the book. Please like or comment on this post to enter this free competition....closing date is 12 noon on Friday 17th May 2019.

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