Category Archives: Treatment of Minors

Treatment of Children – Joint Legal Custody

In the September 2017 issue of this Avoiding Liability Bulletin, I raised a number of questions concerning situations involving the [...]

Know Your Risks: Family Law, Fictitious Business Names, Privilege / Confidentiality, Subpoenas / Privilege, Testimony Under Oath and Child Abuse Reporting

One of the most important things for practitioners to know about family law involves the issue of child custody. More specifically, it [...]

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 [...]

Legal Model for Therapeutic Supervised Parenting Time

In high conflict domestic relations and custody cases, courts often order that a parent may be required to have “therapeutic supervised [...]

Legal Model for Reintegration Therapy

In domestic relations and custody cases, courts may order that a therapist assist in reuniting a child and parent, when the parent has [...]

Disciplinary Actions and Family Law Matters

There is a difference between saying that a person (the client) would make a good custodial parent and saying that the child would be [...]

Parental Rights to Access Child’s Records

… When a minor is the identified patient and is being treated by a mental health practitioner, what rights do the parents have to [...]

Treating Children – Selected Legal Issues

Therapists and counselors treat children both with and without the consent of one or both parents. It is not uncommon for practitioners [...]

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, [...]

Treating Children

One of the issues that therapists and counselors face when the patient is a child involves the right of the parents to access the [...]

Keeping Treatment Records

The often-asked question of mental health practitioners is: For how long should I keep patient treatment records before destroying [...]

Access to Records – “Noncustodial Parent”

It is important for therapists and counselors to know the law with respect to parental access to a minor patient’s mental health [...]

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