Tag Archives: mental health care for minors

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 [...]

Parental Rights to Access Child’s Records

… When a minor is the identified patient and is being treated by a mental health practitioner, what rights do the parents have to [...]

Treating Children – Selected Legal Issues

Therapists and counselors treat children both with and without the consent of one or both parents. It is not uncommon for practitioners [...]

Termination of Treatment

Suppose you are treating a minor, eleven years of age, with the consent of both parents. The court had ordered joint legal custody and [...]

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, [...]

Treating Children

… When can a therapist or counselor treat or provide other services to a minor without the knowledge or consent of either parent? The [...]

School Counseling

Is a school counselor required to disclose a student’s pregnancy to the student’s parents if the counselor believes that disclosure is [...]

Child Abuse Reporting – An Exception?

… In an interesting case in California, an appeals court has ruled that a defense attorney in a juvenile court matter may hire his or [...]