Tag Archives: dual relationships

Reminders and Information to Avoid Liability

Advertisements by licensed mental health practitioners must not be false, fraudulent, misleading or deceptive. Care should therefore be [...]

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 2

In the October 2019 issue of this Bulletin, I asked twenty-five questions regarding various areas of practice (and the law) that may be [...]

PSYCHOTHERAPIST-PATIENT SEX -Retrospective and Perspective

In the late 1980’s I asked a question of a group of therapists who were providing me with their input as I prepared to draft [...]

Patient Reveals Sex With Prior Therapist – Protecting the Public?

Some may ask why there is no requirement for the subsequent therapist to report such alleged unlawful or criminal behavior on the part [...]

Potpourri

Administrative Due Process – The term “administrative due process” refers to the due process rights of licensed mental health [...]

Licensing Boards-It IS About Enforcement!

On occasion, a licensed mental health practitioner may be contacted by the investigative arm of the licensing board and a request may [...]

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 [...]

Disputes Over Fees

Here’s a useful and common case example that may save you from a complaint or lawsuit by the patient. A lot of complaints (of various [...]

Attending the Patient’s Wedding (or Other Significant Event)

… A therapist or counselor may be asked to attend the wedding, graduation, or funeral of a particular patient or former patient. While [...]

Dual or Multiple Relationships – An Overview

… What exactly are dual or multiple relationships? Are all dual relationships prohibited? If therapists or counselors terminate the [...]

Gifts – To and From Patients

… I have been asked to comment on how I feel about a therapist or counselor giving or receiving a gift from or to a patient. Is it [...]