Email: | Tel: (+44) 0333 320 8074

Email: | Tel: (+44) 0333 320 8074

Professional Issues in Therapeutic Practice – Free CPD Event



Professional Issues in Therapeutic Practice – Free CPD Event celebrating 40 years of PPS.


Syracuse University, Faraday House, 48-51 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AE – 5 minutes walk from Holburn Tube Station (Piccadilly & Central Lines).


10am to 3pm, Friday 27th June 2014.

How Much?

FREE FOR PPS MEMBERS ONLY. Networking opportunity and Buffet Lunch included.

How do I Register?

To register complete the booking form below or contact PPS on 0333 320 8074. Spaces are limited, register today. CPD certificates will be issued on the day.

Not a PPS Member or can’t make it to the venue?

Event will be streamed live over the Internet, online tickets are free of charge and also available to non members. You need to register in advance to watch and join in. After the event you can email PPS for your free CPD Certificate.

10.00-10.30 Registration

10.30-10.45 Welcome

10.45-11.45 James Rye – Avoiding Pitfalls When Setting Up and Running Private Practice

This session will look at some of the common mistaken assumptions that practitioners often have about running a private practice and consider some of the practical mistakes they make. It will consider topics such as marketing, insurance, turning contacts into clients, business expenditure, fees, business structures, and personal safety.

James Rye is a counsellor/psychotherapist, supervisor, and trainer working from King’s Lynn. He is a Senior Accredited and Registered Member of BACP and is a member of the BACP Private Practice Division Executive Committee. He has been in private practice since 1997.

11.45-12.45 Ian Gillman-Smith – Confidentiality in Therapeutic Practice

Can we guarantee confidentiality and when should confidentiality be broken?

This session will consider the issues faced by therapists in maintaining and respecting the confidential nature of the therapeutic relationship but also the importance of explicit communication as to the limits of confidentiality in order to ensure good and safe practice. Ian has worked in mental health and social care for the last twenty-three years. He has a breadth and depth of experience, both as a highly experienced social work practitioner and psychotherapist. Ian’s first degree is in Psychology and Biology from the University of Keele, graduating in 1989. He subsequently undertook an MSc at the London School of Economics in Social Policy and Social Work Studies leading to a qualification as a Social Work Practitioner.

He has completed advanced psychotherapy training in Personal Construct Psychology and is the current Chair for the Personal Construct Psychology Association, which is the registered Member Organisation of the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. Ian provides private psychotherapy services to adults and couples as well as professional supervision.

Ian teaches in a number of forums with respect to mental health, psychotherapy and counselling provision. He provides regular teaching on the Foundation Training and Advanced Training for the Personal Construct Psychology Association. He provides sessional teaching, on the Doctorate Couse in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire as visiting lecturer. Ian is also accredited by the Law Society and the Institute of Legal Executives to deliver continuing professional development training to legal professionals. Such courses specialise in issues relating to mental health, mental capacity and vulnerable adults.

Ian has been the Deputy Manager of a North London Psychological Therapies Services in an NHS Mental Health Trust for ten years, providing psychological services to adults who are considered to have complex and enduring mental health needs. Since 1999 Ian has been practicing as an Independent Social Work Consultant and Expert Witness. He is instructed typically by solicitors who specialise in mental health, mental capacity, negligence and human rights law. He has extensive experience with respect writing reports intended for the court and he frequently attends court as an Expert Witness in order to provide oral evidence, typically under cross-examination.

13.45-14.45 Peter Jenkins – Records as Evidence

This session will explore 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.

Peter 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).

15.00 Finish

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