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7 Great Reasons to be a Member of PPS

1. We’re here for you, not for profit

Everything we do is designed to help you.

2. We’re run for therapists, by therapists, so we understand what you do

Our Board of Trustees is made up of counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists chosen for their skills and experience. So the services we provide are tailored to your needs.

3. We protect you as you practice

Did you know that as a member, we provide you with:

  • A choice of three different levels of tailored Professional Protection Insurance
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • A FREE legal helpline FREE therapy based support and advice from fellow practitioners

4. We’re here to help when you need it the most

Any Professional Protection Insurance claim you need to make is handled by a fellow therapist who understand the issues you are facing. We’ll guide you through the process and provide therapy-specific advice and support to get you through the most difficult time.

5. We pay your Professional Protection Insurance excess

We take the financial strain out of a claim by paying the excess on your full policy for you. What’s more, your membership fee stays the same even after you have made a claim.

6. We provide FREE CPD events and Professional Practitioner online resources

We help members avoid problems where possible by providing access to resources that promote high standards of professional practice.

7. Members can apply for assistance from our unique Discretionary Trust Fund

This has been used in the past to provide:

  • Help with employment issues and disputes
  • Support with contractual and practice issues
  • Additional counselling and mediation

Did you know that you can register to watch our free CPD events online?

Event 1 - Naming and shaming therapists: Protecting the public or harming therapy? - Philip Cox

All the key professional registration bodies report an increase in the number of formal complaints. One response has been to update codes of ethics to protect the public from unethical and incompetent practices. It may surprise therapists to learn that irrespective of a client’s presenting issue, the therapeutic modality applied or practice context within the Western world, around 10% of people attending therapy report experiencing their therapy as harmful. It seems the policy of naming and shaming may itself contribute to further difficulties and anxiety, and so may engender defensive practices and more complaints. This presentation suggests the awareness, discussion and management of unintended harm signals good and ethically-grounded practice, rather than poor clinical practice.

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Did you know that you can register to watch our free CPD events online?Event 1 - Naming and shaming therapists: Protecting the public or harming therapy? - Philip CoxAll the key professional registration bodies report an increase in the number of formal complaints. One response has been to update codes of ethics to protect the public from unethical and incompetent practices. It may surprise therapists to learn that irrespective of a client’s presenting issue, the therapeutic modality applied or practice context within the Western world, around 10% of people attending therapy report experiencing their therapy as harmful. It seems the policy of naming and shaming may itself contribute to further difficulties and anxiety, and so may engender defensive practices and more complaints. This presentation suggests the awareness, discussion and management of unintended harm signals good and ethically-grounded practice, rather than poor clinical practice.www.ppstrust.org/manchester

An Invitation to 2 FREE CPD Events to be held at our AGM in Manchester on Friday Evening 2nd November 2018

PPS Members can attend free of charge. Please note: tickets are limited. PPS Members and Non Members can participate online for free.

Naming and Shaming Therapists: Protecting the Public or Harming Therapy? Presented by Philip Cox : 17.15 - 18.15

All the key professional registration bodies report an increase in the number of formal complaints. One response has been to update codes of ethics to protect the public from unethical and incompetent practices. It may surprise therapists to learn that irrespective of a client’s presenting issue, the therapeutic modality applied or practice context within the Western world, around 10% of people attending therapy report experiencing their therapy as harmful. It seems the policy of naming and shaming may itself contribute to further difficulties and anxiety, and so may engender defensive practices and more complaints. This presentation suggests the awareness, discussion and management of unintended harm signals good and ethically-grounded practice, rather than poor clinical practice.

How “Private” is Your Practice in Cyberspace? Are you Tech Ready? Presented by Catherine Knibbs : 20.15 - 21.15

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. This is much more than GDPR and Facebook. Our privacy and our clients’ can be compromised if we don’t understand how cyberspace operates and how our presence in this space can affect us. The talk will give a brief overview of the issues we can face with Q&A about any of this.

Venue : Renaissance City Centre Hotel, Blackfriars St, Manchester, M3 2EQ

Tickets and further details available from our website at www.ppstrust.org/manchester
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An Invitation to 2 FREE CPD Events to be held at our AGM in Manchester on Friday Evening 2nd November 2018PPS Members can attend free of charge. Please note: tickets are limited. PPS Members and Non Members can participate online for free.Naming and Shaming Therapists: Protecting the Public or Harming Therapy? Presented by Philip Cox : 17.15 - 18.15All the key professional registration bodies report an increase in the number of formal complaints. One response has been to update codes of ethics to protect the public from unethical and incompetent practices. It may surprise therapists to learn that irrespective of a client’s presenting issue, the therapeutic modality applied or practice context within the Western world, around 10% of people attending therapy report experiencing their therapy as harmful. It seems the policy of naming and shaming may itself contribute to further difficulties and anxiety, and so may engender defensive practices and more complaints. This presentation suggests the awareness, discussion and management of unintended harm signals good and ethically-grounded practice, rather than poor clinical practice.How “Private” is Your Practice in Cyberspace? Are you Tech Ready?  Presented by Catherine Knibbs : 20.15 - 21.15Cyberspace 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. This is much more than GDPR and Facebook. Our privacy and our clients’ can be compromised if we don’t understand how cyberspace operates and how our presence in this space can affect us. The talk will give a brief overview of the issues we can face with Q&A about any of this.Venue : Renaissance City Centre Hotel, Blackfriars St, Manchester, M3 2EQTickets and further details available from our website at www.ppstrust.org/manchester

 

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