Tag Archives: avoiding liability as a mental health professional

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 [...]

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 [...]