Tag Archives: Avoiding Liability For Mental Health Professionals

General Topics / Considerations for Mental Health Professionals to Prevent Exposure to Licensing Board Complaints

Below is a second outline to the previous article, "An Outline of Commonly Encountered Litigation Issues for Mental Health [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

CPH & Associates Now Offers Cyber Liability Coverage for Mental and Allied Health Professionals

With cyber attacks becoming more prevalent, it is essential to understand the risk and protect your professional assets accordingly. [...]

Spousal Abuse & Confidentiality

Therapists and counselors will encounter a variety of situations where they learn of (or reasonably suspect) an act that constitutes, [...]

Coaching?

I have consulted with licensed therapists who have asked, in a variety of contexts, whether they can safely (re: their liability) [...]

“Immunity from Liability” vs. “No Liability”

Last month I wrote about dangerous patient issues and the nature and breadth of the mental health practitioner’s duty to protect third [...]

The Importance of Consent Forms in Your Mental Health Practice

Infоrmеd consent rеfеrѕ to the рrосеѕѕ whereby thе раtіеnt аnd thе рrасtіtіоnеr engage іn a dіаlоguе аbоut a proposed trеаtmеnt'ѕ [...]

Dangerous Patients – Duty to Warn / Duty to Protect

I have written extensively on this topic in this Avoiding Liability Bulletin and elsewhere. Over the years, statutes may have been [...]

Ethics – Enforcement

What is the difference between an ethics violation and a violation of a state law or regulation governing professional conduct? If your [...]

Licensing Board Issues Warning to Patients who Travel Out of State! (Regarding Telephone Counseling / Psychotherapy)

Suppose that you have been treating or counseling an adult individual, or a couple, or a child for a period of time for a particular [...]