Tag Archives: Confidentiality

Confidentiality – Seeking Patient Referrals via Social Media

...Practitioners must always be aware of the duty of confidentiality and must be certain that they are not revealing enough information [...]

A Brief Review of Some Duties and Requirements

What are the various duties or obligations of a licensed mental health practitioner? Are there both legal duties and ethical duties, [...]

Mandatory Reporting, Confidentiality When Communicating With Other Health Care Professionals and Access to Records vs. Subpoena for Records

Most licensed mental health practitioners are aware of their duty to report knowledge or reasonable suspicion of child abuse, elder [...]

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 [...]

Confidentiality – Disclosures to Patient

Below you will find topics that I have written about in prior issues of the Avoiding Liability Bulletin. I make brief comments here or [...]

Transparency Without Overexposure, Boundaries Without Remoteness

We therapists are paid to be nosey—in a professional way, of course.  We get to ask strangers we’ve just met about their love life, [...]

Law and Ethics: Questions to Ponder

There comes a time when the practitioner believes that the patient presents a serious and imminent danger of violence against the [...]

Law and Ethics: Questions to Ponder, Continued & Confidentiality – Insurance Reimbursement

My brief answer to the questions raised is not intended to be compliant with a particular state law, as state laws will vary with fine [...]

AIDS / HIV

… Therapists often ask whether or not confidentiality may or must be compromised when the therapist finds out that the patient has been [...]

Confidentiality

What is the right of an individual participant in group therapy to confidentiality? Should (or must) practitioners ask group [...]

Child Abuse

… Suppose your patient, a sixteen- year old boy, tells you that he started a fight with his classmate at school and that he punched the [...]

Keeping Confidences

“Keeping confidences” of our clients/patients is necessary for the therapeutic alliance to work, and it’s also a major ethical [...]