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Confidential Space, A: Ethical Considerations when Counselling Children and Young People

Synopsis
This DVD features an interview with Peter Jenkins on the issues relating to confidentiality in therapeutic work with children and young people. This is a complex topic, but Peter conveys some key messages about the value of this counselling with force and clarity. The interview covers a broad range of issues which will be of direct value to practitioners in the challenging field, whether as therapists, lecturers, managers or supervisors. Peter provides a strong case for building and maintaining high levels of confidentiality in therapeutic work with children and young people, based on research findings and on recent case law. The DVD also includes discussion of three realistic case examples, provided by Blanka Hubena, which are drawn from counselling practice. The cases relate to the following areas:
Case 1: Assessing risk and making referrals to mental health services
Case 2: The rights of children and young people to confidentiality and privacy
Case 3: Parents’ rights to access confidential school counselling records

The DVD is divided into chapters, for ease of reference to specific topic areas (see above). The DVD set also includes detailed background discussion of the theory and of the legal issues referred to in the interview, with full references and sources of further information.

This resource is aimed at all counsellors working in a field which is renowned for its complexity and for conflicting viewpoints over the rights of children and young people to access confidential therapy.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2010
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Law; Mental Health and Counselling
Keywords
child abuse; child care; child welfare; confidentiality issues; data collection and analysis; therapy; child protection

Credits

Contributor
Judith Mulcahy; Peter Jenkins (2)

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£46.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes
Year
2013

Distributor

Name

Concord Media

Email
sales@concordmedia.org.uk
Web
http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
01473 726 012
Address
Rosehill Centre
22 Hines Road
Ipswich
IP3 9BG
Notes
A long-established, not-for-profit organisation with a large collection DVDs, specialising in the sectors of general and mental health, child care, race relations, war and peace, addictions, the third world, ecology, civil rights, personal relationships, educational issues, and social work training. Concord also handles titles made for the Graves Medical Audio-visual Library. Sale on DVD. Formerly known as Concord Video and Film Council. In 2014 Concord began to offer selected films as Video on Demand, via Vimeo.
Name

University of Wales, Newport

Email
carolyn.jenkins@newport.ac.uk
Web
http://shop.newport.ac.uk/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=15&Itemid=1 External site opens in new window
Phone
01633 432148
Address
School of Social Studies
Allt-yr-yn Campus
PO Box 180
Newport
NP20 5XR
Wales
Notes
A series of DVDs produced by members of the counselling team at the School of Health and Social Science. The videos are intended to give training in counselling techniques, both in person and on the telephone, to trainee counsellors and those who may need to use some counselling in the course of their job. Some of the programmes are marketed "in house", others are more widely available through Concord Media.

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