Tag Archives: ethics for mental health professionals

Spousal Abuse & Confidentiality

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

CPH Proud to Support NAMI in Our Home of Chicago!

CPH is an official sponsor the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) upcoming NAMIWalk in Chicago! This will be the 9th annual [...]

Are You Exposed? 5 Major Threats to Your Mobile Device

With the ever-changing HIPAA laws, your mobile device may seem more like that imaginary albatross than the simple, social tool the [...]

A Reminder : Honesty & Ethics

The caution is that when testifying about the extent of the mental or emotional harm suffered by a patient, the patient’s attorney may [...]

Termination of Treatment

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

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, [...]

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 [...]

Referrals: Part 2

… When does the duty to refer arise? I was speaking with a mental health practitioner recently who was dealing with a situation where a [...]

Keeping Your License – Some Thoughts

The most valuable business asset you have is your license. While I have known people who have had their licenses revoked and continued [...]

Keeping Your License – Brief Follow-up

Shortly after writing the March 2016 Bulletin, where I wrote about “driving under the influence” convictions leading to disciplinary [...]

Videotaping / Risks

… Perhaps the most common component of an informed consent mentioned in state laws, ethical provisions and other sources of authority [...]

Fees and Collections

Are mental health professionals in your state permitted to charge and collect fees, in advance, for professional services to be [...]