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Clinical Practice Standards

Unit Description

AIM:  To ensure the provision of a consistent professional practice within explicit ethical guidelines.

  • Describe arrangements made to ensure widest accessibility of service
  • Explain process for taking on a new client, illustrated with supporting materials
  • Provide marketing information which accurately and realistically reflects services offered, fees, professional qualifications and memberships,current insurances, and governing code of practice
  • Establish the initial contract, to set boundaries, scope of activity, roles and responsibilities, modality approach, likely activities
  • Solicit and address client expectations and possible anxieties which may arise from the therapeutic, to include access to Complaints Procedure
  • Provide an environment which is fit for purpose and complies with legislation relating to premises, to include a secure storage system for
    client records
  • Hold current Professional Indemnity Insurance
  • Demonstrate a theoretical understanding of, and response to, ethical issues as laid down in Awarding Body’s Code of Ethics
  • Describe conditions indicating the need for client referral

Assessment Activities

The following details will be recorded as part of the your Portfolio.  Evidence will be presented to your supervisor, who will determine whether or not you have met the required standards.

  • 20 hrs of Client Work
  • 5 hrs Supervision
  • 3 sets of client notes
  • Marketing materials, to include website pages
  • Client information materials
  • Personal Declaration signed and witnessed
  • Current Professional Indemnity Insurance

Underpinning Knowledge

  • NLPtCA Code of Ethics
  • Criteria for marketing materials
  • Contracting process and content
  • Issues of confidentiality
  • Issues of access – diversity
  • Ending of therapeutic process
  • SCORE Change Process
  • Contra-indications for suitability for therapy

Underpinning Skills

  • Contracting and Addressing expectations
  • Initial Assessment
  • Recognising basic signs of disturbed mental health
  • Establishing boundary and recognising infringements
  • Eliciting therapeutic outcomes
  • Monitoring and recording the therapy process
  • Managing an ending
  • Managing records
  • Managing business elements