Aspects of the external frame: psychodynamic psychotherapy and the law

Jenkins, P 2005, 'Aspects of the external frame: psychodynamic psychotherapy and the law' , Psychodynamic Practice, 11 (1) , pp. 41-56.

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This piece considers some key aspects of the particular relationship of psychodynamic psychotherapy, as a distinct therapeutic modality, to the law in the UK and US. Acknowledging the crucial importance of maintaining a secure frame for the effective practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy, the article considers a number of key issues impinging upon this framework. The inter-related issues of therapeutic confidentiality, recording, duty of care, informed client consent, and legal privilege, are considered in the context of current debates in psychodynamic literature, published guidelines and case law in the UK and US, with a conclusion regarding the likely future development of the interface of psychodynamic psychotherapy and the law.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Subjects / Themes > K Law > K Law (General)
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Applied Research in Health, Welfare and Policy
Journal or Publication Title: Psychodynamic Practice
Publisher: Routledge Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 14753634
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2009 17:16
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 22:05

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