About this training
This is a highly participative workshop, which explores key aspects of the law relating to therapeutic work with children and young people in England and Wales. The workshop will introduce a practical and effective model for understanding and applying children’s rights in a variety of practice contexts, such as health and education, amongst others. It addresses the many issues relating to working with the Gillick principle in a therapeutic context, and looks at more recent legal developments impacting on this landmark decision. The workshop directly addresses the two key problematic areas facing therapists working with this client group, namely protecting confidentiality and privacy, and secondly, working within existing child protection and safeguarding legislation.
Peter’s workshops are very popular. They are interactive and include a variety of presentation styles including short presentations, case studies, group feedback and discussion with the facilitator. Peter explains and outlines the law in non-technical language with plenty of opportunities for questions.
Peter Jenkins is an experienced counsellor, trainer and author of several books on the law, including Counselling, Psychotherapy and the Law (Sage, 2007), Therapy with Children: Children’s Rights, Confidentiality and the Law (as co-author with Debbie Daniels, Sage, 2010) and several training DVDs, including A Confidential Space: Ethical Considerations when Counselling Children and Young People (Counselling DVDs, 2011).
He has extensive experience of running training workshops on legal aspects of therapy. He has been of a member of both the BACP Professional Conduct Committee and the UKCP Ethics Committee. His most recent book is Professional Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy: Ethics and the Law (Sage, 2017)
Note from the facilitator: Participants of this workshop need either to be qualified, or undergoing training, in counselling or psychotherapy.
Wandsworth Professional Development Centre