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Sandy Murray Memorial Award – 2017/18 Essay Competition

Introduction

The Psychologists Protection Society Trust is a not for profit defence organisation, run for the benefit of members in the talking and listening therapies.  The main purpose of the PPS Trust is to provide therapists with assistance when complaints are received from clients and other professional protection matters.  The Trust also aims to provide education and advice to and promote high standards of professional practice by practitioners in the talking and listening therapy services.

At the instance of the Trustees of the Psychologists Protection Society, the Murray Family have agreed to offer a bi-annual prize to honour the life work and dedication to the Society by founder Sandy Murray. Since Sandy’s passing in 2014, many members have provided testimony as to the helpful support received from Sandy throughout his 40 year service and how he encouraged, inspired and enabled Members to face the difficulties which cropped up in their life as a therapist.  Click here to find out more about Sandy Murray.

What is the prize?

  • The presentation of an engraved glass trophy inscribed with citation SANDY MURRAY MEMORIAL AWARD, with the winner being able to retain an engraved glass keepsake
  • A money prize of £500, donated by the Murray family
  • The winners will be named perpetually on PPS literature and online media streams

For more information and competition rules click here

Who can enter?

The competition is open to members of the Psychologists Protection Society Trust on the closing date of this competition. For more information and competition rules click here

What is the topic?

You are asked to send an essay, a reflective statement of what you think constitutes good therapy from a client’s perspective, within your own discipline of counselling, psychotherapy and the therapeutic modalities of psychology. The purpose of your essay should be to educate your fellow therapists by way of analysis, implementation and evidence of good practice.

How can I find out more and apply?

  1. Click here to download the document – “Sandy Murray Memorial Award – 2017/18 Essay Competition – Entrants Information”
  2. Click here to download the document “Sandy Murray Memorial Award – 2017/18 Essay Competition – Entry Form”

Previous Competition Winners

2015/16 – Miss Laura McGuiness – Going it alone: Private Practice & Ethical Standards

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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Sounds like a good addition to th ethics and law canon on practice. Would really appreciate winning this.

I would love to win this.... it sounds like it would be a big help.

Yes please, it will be such a help as I start my own practice.

One of the crucial things to be mindful of as a good therapist: working within the law. If only it was that straightforward practically... I'm sure the book would be very useful in this regard... for me definitely 🙂

I would love to have as a reference for good practice

Looks like the kind of book I need.

This book would be so useful - sounds like a great reference.

Looking at its contents, this book provides all the practicalities of becoming and being a psychotherapist. A much needed book for all practitioners. Thank you for writing and publishing it.

Sally Woodhouse for your private practice work!!

Sounds great - such an important subject.

Would love this! :))

Yea please would love this :))

Sounds great.

Sounds brilliant! Especially with the changes coming up in May! Xx

Would love this book it sounds as it would be a great tool and support as don't always feel that in rural Ireland.

A much needed revision of the law a it apllies to our practice, and linking it with the BACP framework will empower the counsellor and so, also enrich the clients' experience of the counselling service.

Yes please would love this! 😍

Would love to win book, very informative....

Yes please I would love to win that book it fits right in with my current CPD focus, fingers crossed

Would love this..

Really helpful advice and of utmost importance at this time - hope to win

Sounds like it could be very useful for those of us in other disciplines too

This would be very helpful.

Useful book!!!

Would love this book 👍

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