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The Importance of Consent Forms in Your Mental Health Practice

Infоrmеd consent rеfеrѕ to the рrосеѕѕ whereby thе раtіеnt аnd thе рrасtіtіоnеr engage іn a dіаlоguе аbоut a proposed trеаtmеnt'ѕ [...]

Legal Model for Reintegration Therapy

In domestic relations and custody cases, courts may order that a therapist assist in reuniting a child and parent, when the parent has [...]

Informed Consent: Part 2

… In the March 2006 (Volume 1) issue of the Avoiding Liability Bulletin, I briefly wrote about and contrasted the words “consent” and [...]

Informed Consent: Part 1

… In the July 2006 issue of this Bulletin I answered one of the several questions I raised about “informed consent” – that is, whether [...]

Videotaping / Risks

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

Hugs and Other Touching

I have been asked for my opinion about hugging that may occur between a patient and a therapist or counselor. Is it proper? Is it [...]

The Risks Of Counseling / Therapy?

One of the most important elements, if not the most important element, of informed consent is the obligation to inform the patient of [...]

Brief Reminders / Topics

The following reminders/topics are not in order of importance and are only brief comments about a variety of issues – most of which I [...]

Duty to the Patient – When Does it Begin?

Some may think that the relationship with the patient begins when the first session begins, or perhaps when it ends. Others may peg the [...]

What is Informed Consent for a Surgical Procedure and was it Obtained?

In Miller v. Markowitz, Dalecki and Memorial Hospital For Cancer & Allied Disease 1, one issue in the case was whether or not the [...]

What’s Involved in Getting Informed Consent for Treatment?

The last Bulletin spelled out your role in obtaining informed consent for treatment from a patient who is undergoing treatment or about [...]