Tag Archives: avoiding liability as a mental health professional

FEES / COVID-19

Are there circumstances that may arise when a patient falls behind in the payment of fees for professional services rendered and the [...]

Covid-19 Return to In-Person

Practitioners have changed the way they practice as a result of the pandemic, which seems to be moderating, and once again, [...]

Confidentiality

What duty of confidentiality, if any, does a mental health practitioner have with respect to the use of the information gained during a [...]

DISCLOSURES TO PATIENTS AND OTHERS

When mental health practitioners commence professional relationships with patients, there is a requirement to provide or disclose [...]

Emotional Abuse of Children

There is a belief by some who have examined this issue that there is an underreporting of emotional abuse of children and that this [...]

Advertising as “Doctor/Dr.”

Avoiding Liability Bulletin – March 2021   The article appearing …

HELPING THE CLIENT IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES?

The issues that are discussed in this article are not new, nor are they limited to occurring in the current economic condition existing [...]

October’s True or False Answers – Part 3

Some practitioners try to avoid seeing clients who are or may be involved with litigation – whether it be a bitter custody battle [...]

True or False

Something different this month! Answering (true/false/ depends!) and pondering the following questions will test your knowledge of some [...]

Child Abuse Reporting-Signed Statement Required?

State law (likely part of the child abuse reporting law) may require persons who enter employment as a “health practitioner” to sign a [...]

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 [...]