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An Outline of Commonly Encountered Litigation Issues For Mental Health Professionals (And How to Navigate Them)

Below is an outline, written by Attorney John M. Cox, that identifies common litigation issues for mental health professionals and [...]

Great News! Texas Marriage & Family Therapists Can Continue to Diagnose

Had the court of appeals decision been allowed to stand another suit probably would have been brought to address a similar situation [...]

Meeting Resistance? Take Heart!

It happens. Sooner or later, virtually all clients/patients become resistant to our professional help. They forget appointments or [...]

LOVE, and its many meanings in the therapeutic process

In February, we Americans have several traditional holidays, celebrating our two greatest presidents, Washington and Lincoln, [...]

New Year’s Resolutions: Hope vs. Doubt

At this time of year, almost everyone is wishing each other “Happy New Year,” even to strangers. It is a universal wish that we all [...]

Experiencing The Holidays

For some, the December holidays bring negative reactions. Some dread December and can’t wait to get past it. If family members are [...]

Social Media Marketing for Therapists

From Facebook to Twitter, discover how your social media presence is important for attracting clients. As a therapist, your social [...]

Families – Always a Factor

It was already a truism in mental health circles more than sixty years ago: when a “problem” child is brought for therapy, and progress [...]

When Summer Ends, What Begins?

Whether or not a person – therapist, client/patient, or anyone – actually takes a summer vacation, there is a universal awareness that [...]

Insurance Company Records Request

It seems that requests by insurance companies or contractors for insurance companies for copies of client records is on the uptick. [...]

Temptations in Clinical Encounters

Our community of psychotherapists has evolved a set of rules for all its members, without exception.  These rules embody decades of [...]

Federal Regulations and Guidelines for Client Access to Records

The US Department Of Health and Human Services has published guidelines for individuals’ right under HIPAA to access their health [...]

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