Tag Archives: dangerous mental health patient situations

“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 [...]

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 [...]

“Predicting” and Preventing Suicide

While practitioners cannot be expected to reliably “predict” or foretell suicide, competent practitioners are expected to be [...]

Duty to the Patient – Termination of Treatment and Understanding Your Patient – Therapist Relationship and Expectations

… If the termination of treatment process is not properly carried out, the attempt to end the professional relationship can constitute, [...]

Termination Of Therapy When the Client Stops Attending Sessions

If clients “stop coming” to therapy, that suggests to me that there was a unilateral and perhaps un-communicated termination by the [...]

Patient Management Upon Risk of Termination: Offering One or More Free Sessions

The offer of one or more free termination sessions is something that therapists have used with patients regarding termination risk [...]

Elder Abuse

… Make sure that you know what the definition of an “elder” (or similar word or term) is so that if you are a mandated reporter of [...]

Immunities from Liability

… While I have written about this topic before in a variety of contexts, it is worth repeating and consolidating. Therapists and [...]