Category Archives: Group, Couple or Collateral Counseling / Therapy

Breach of Confidentiality Claims

Therapists and counselors are expected to be keenly aware of their duty of confidentiality, but it is often the case that confidential [...]

Brief Reminders / Questions For New Year

Advocacy: Do you consider yourself to be an advocate for your clients? Is advocacy a part of your legal or ethical responsibilities or [...]

Counseling Awareness Month: Group vs. Individual Therapy

April is the time to celebrate all counselors. The American Counseling Association (ACA), with more than 50,000 members, takes [...]

Duty to the Patient – Termination of Treatment and Understanding Your Patient – Therapist Relationship and Expectations

… If the termination of treatment process is not properly carried out, the attempt to end the professional relationship can constitute, [...]

Group Therapy

With respect to the psychotherapist-patient privilege or similarly named privileges, the general rule is that the patient is the [...]

Group Therapy

One of the questions raised by those who do group therapy or counseling is whether or not the psychotherapist-patient privilege is [...]

Treating A Couple

While I have written several articles in the Avoiding Liability Bulletin dealing with the psychotherapist-patient privilege, I have not [...]

Conflicts: Treating Multiple Members of a Family

Many therapists and counselors treat more than one member of a family, either concurrently or consecutively. This occurs most commonly [...]

Group Therapy

… When a counselor or therapist is working with a group, the duty of confidentiality is of course upon the therapist or counselor. [...]

“No Secrets” Policy (Couple Being Treated)

… When therapists and counselors view the couple as the client, a question arises about the confidentiality obligations of the [...]

Couple Being Treated

… Therapists and counselors often let patients know about confidentiality and the exceptions to confidentiality in a disclosure [...]

Group Therapy

… I have previously written about this topic where I addressed the question of the confidentiality duties, if any, of the participants [...]

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