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Clinical wills - too uncomfortable to think about? with Roslyn Byfield

21 October 2018
A presentation and conversation about clinical wills for therapists and counsellors:

  • What is a clinical will and why does having one matter?
  • Relevance to professional ethics, professional bodies’ ethical codes and policy declarations
  • Mini history of my clinical will journey (starting from setting up in private practice) and description of processes involved and structure (clinical, financial, administrative)
  • Research, articles written, extension into campaigning for this to be BACP policy, presentations to networking groups, reactions of readers etc.
  • Personal factors
  • Professional bodies’ current stances and requirements (BAPC, UKPC and BPC)
  • Psychodynamic reflections e.g. reluctance/resistance to confront our own mortality/unconscious
  • Work towards destigmatising death as the modern taboo
  • What’s next? Participants’ views and reflections etc.

Following an earlier career in library and information management, Roslyn followed up a longstanding interest in mental health and therapy by retraining as a psychodynamic counsellor at Birkbeck College. Having gained extensive experience in NHS and voluntary sector placements, Roslyn set up her private practice in 2012 and alongside that she has been active in mental health promotion and in professional issues.

Our workshop events cost £30 for members and £45 for non-members.

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