Tag Archives: risk management for mental health professionals

An Outline of Commonly Encountered Litigation Issues For Mental Health Professionals (And How to Navigate Them)

Below is an outline, written by Attorney John M. Cox, that identifies common litigation issues for mental health professionals and [...]

Coaching?

I have consulted with licensed therapists who have asked, in a variety of contexts, whether they can safely (re: their liability) [...]

Licensing Board Issues Warning to Patients who Travel Out of State! (Regarding Telephone Counseling / Psychotherapy)

Suppose that you have been treating or counseling an adult individual, or a couple, or a child for a period of time for a particular [...]

3 Struggles Every Mental Health Care Provider Faces

Mental health is valued in our society as how well a person functions through their day-to-day tasks. People are viewed as mentally [...]

Your Patient has Harmed Themselves. Are You Covered?

When your patient who has been in your care and has trusted your advice harms him/herself, are you liable?

Scope of Competence

… Licensing laws, regulations, and/or ethics codes will typically contain provisions that prohibit practitioners from engaging in [...]

Advocacy for Appropriate Healthcare

… Therapists or counselors may sometimes desire to advocate with insurers or HMOs for appropriate health care for their patients, but [...]

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 [...]

Confidentiality: Some Basics Revisited

For those who care about their profession as a psychotherapist, marriage and family therapist, mental health or professional counselor [...]