Tag Archives: avoiding liability as a mental health professional

Payment for Supervision

The issue of payment for supervision is once again being raised in California with respect to the marriage and family therapy and [...]

Dual Relationships 2

DUAL RELATIONSHIPS: Do you know the difference between an ethical dual relationship and an unethical dual relationship? Does your [...]

Psychiatrist Shoots Patient

In a recent issue of the Avoiding Liability Bulletin (March 2014), I asked whether it was ever permissible for a mental health [...]

Child Abuse Reporting 2

… A man punches a pregnant woman in the stomach. If the therapist finds out about this in the course of therapy, does this constitute [...]

Child Abuse Reporting – Neglect

… When thinking about your reporting duties regarding child abuse, don’t forget about neglect. While many child abuse reports are made [...]

Child Abuse Reporting – Duty to Investigate?

… Does a therapist or counselor generally have a duty to investigate in situations involving possible child abuse so as to determine [...]

Neglect? – No Medical Treatment of Child or Treatment by Prayer

… What if a therapist or counselor learns during the course of providing services that a child is not receiving medical treatment for [...]

Child Abuse Reporting 5

… Each state has a child abuse reporting law where licensed mental health practitioners and others are required to report known or [...]

Child Abuse Reporting – A Dilemma Fully Explored

… While I have written about this topic recently, I was asked to comment on the topic again – that is, the situation where a registered [...]

Child Neglect / Endangerment

This topic came to mind as the result of three recent news stories from three different states. My immediate thought upon learning of [...]