Tuesday, 20 March 2007

UK: regulation of therapists a step closer.

From the March edition of the BFMS newsletter:
The government’s long-awaited white paper, which will propose the regulation of therapists and counsellors, is to be published imminently...
Regulation of the ‘talking therapies’ is a first step on the ladder towards the organisation of previously unregistered practitioners, but this alone will not deal with the unresolved issue of quality and safety of therapeutic content.
Neither will it ensure that complaints are handled independently nor will it raise the sensitive matter of breaching patient confidentiality, where claims of previously unreported abuse are raised during therapy and family input might provide valuable insight...
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