Effective Therapy from Psychologists

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Training.

GDPR training for Clinical/Counselling Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors in Private Practice.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on May 25th 2018, replacing the Data Protection Act.  One year on, some myths persist about what GDPR means for psychologists, psychotherapists and counsellors in private practice.  This webinar dispels these myths and explains in easy to follow steps what is needed to adhere to GDPR.  I ran this course twenty times prior to May 25th 2018 and continue to run it for those new to private practice

Next training session: Friday 26th July, 2019. 2pm.  £60.  Book at:


This 120 minute webinar will be delivered to groups of six and will help you to:

1.       Understand the regulations and how they apply to your private practice.

2.      Understand your responsibilities and your client’s rights under the regulations.

3.      Identify the steps you need to take to be adherent.

4.      Conduct your data audit and how to document the outcomes as required by the regulations.

5.      Write your privacy policies for clients and supervisees.

Given the small groups, there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and space for discussion.

In addition, all course participants will receive a written guide to the regulations and written examples of a data audit and privacy policy for therapists and supervisors.

Some examples of what participants have liked: 

“I found it to be an excellent workshop, it clarified an area that previously felt daunting. Robert explained key aspects of the changes in simple terms and made it relatable to my practice. It was useful hearing other group members ideas around the changes and there was plenty of time to ask questions if needed. I would highly recommend it, particularly if you are unfamiliar with the upcoming changes and need help understanding how you may approach them in your area of work.”

“I thought it was a well-focused workshop as well as being responsive to our questions, which made theory relevant to our particular situations.”

” It was the first time I have taken part in a webinar. I did enjoy it and found it really valuable doing a workshop from home. I liked that the group was small and easy to chat to others and felt listened to. The topic was well researched and of value”.

“The way Robert broke it down so that it felt digestible and in turn, practical.”

“The small group gave good opportunities for questions and discussion. Also the way the material was presented was well considered and Robert was very reassuring.”

Trainer:  Robert Watson is a Clinical Psychologist & Vice-chair of the Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT).  He recently delivered his twentieth workshop on setting up in private practice, including how to adhere to the GDPR.  As Vice Chair of ACAT, Robert was the lead for ACAT on GDPR for therapists in private practice and contributed to GDPR implementation at an organisational level for ACAT before and after its implementation on May 25th, 2018.