Tag Archives: ethics in mental health practice

Negligence vs. Gross Negligence

… What is the difference between the two? Why does it matter? As to the difference, negligence can be generally defined as the failure [...]

Ethics

The various professional organizations that represent a variety of mental health practitioners have adopted ethical standards or Codes [...]

Home Visits

… Michael Jackson’s death, and the investigation of several doctors, including one or more “concierge doctors,” raised the question of [...]

Diversity

There are many legal issues affecting mental health professionals that involve the subject of diversity. Perhaps one doesn’t think [...]

Diversity And The Law

In the December 2009 issue of this Bulletin, I gave three examples of, and asked related questions about, the inter-connectedness of [...]

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 [...]

Expert Testimony

… In a recent disciplinary action brought by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences against a licensed marriage and family [...]