Facing the Challenge of Liability in Psychotherapy: Practicing Defensively
Facing the Challenge of Liability in Psychotherapy offers ways for therapists of all persuasions to limit liability while continuing to practice effectively. Dr Hedges demonstrates how therapists can put themselves in a position to defend their practices if ever called on to do so; by developing a series of informed consents covering different situations, by learning how to document ordinary as well as critical incidents, by seeking out peer and expert opinion, and by using community resources as appropriate. Most importantly, Dr. Hedges points out the kinds of clinical and dynamic situations that typically lead to complaints and false accusations against therapists. This updated edition addresses three new major areas of concern--work with minors, child custody evaluations, and compliance with the new federal HIPPA regulations. A freshly revised CD-Rom accompanies the book with 30 forms that can be downloaded and adapted.
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Facing the Challenge Practicing Defensively
Practicing Defensively Basic Terms and Concepts
Practicing Defensively Psychotherapy Practice Issues
Practicing Defensively Complex Treatment Issues
Minding the Mind Business
Therapeutic Hot Spots Boundaries Dual Relationships and Recovered Memories
Linking Infantile Trauma Terrifying Transferences and False Accusations
False Accusations and Where They Come From
Ethical Risks in Child Custody Where Is the Wizard of Oz When You Need Him?
The Two Ewing Cases and Tarasoff1
Guidelines for Compliance with Federal HIPAA Laws for Mental Health Practitioners
Disclaimer and List of Attorneys
About the Contributors
Defending against Complaints by State Licensing Boards
The Highest Risk Cases for Clinicians Who Work with Children HighConflict DivorceCustody Cases
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