Portable Ethicist / Edition 1

Portable Ethicist / Edition 1

by Barton E. Bernstein JD, LMSW, Thomas L. Hartsell Jr., JD
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471382655

ISBN-13: 9780471382652

Pub. Date: 09/01/2000

Publisher: Wiley

Everything you need to know to protect your practice against ethical violations and complaintsThe Portable Ethicist for Mental Health Professionals is a valuable, easy-to-use resource for all mental health service providers. Written by two attorneys specializing in legal and ethical issues in mental health, this indispensable guide arms you with the expert knowledge…  See more details below

Overview

Everything you need to know to protect your practice against ethical violations and complaintsThe Portable Ethicist for Mental Health Professionals is a valuable, easy-to-use resource for all mental health service providers. Written by two attorneys specializing in legal and ethical issues in mental health, this indispensable guide arms you with the expert knowledge you need to avoid an ethical violation–or to handle the situation if a complaint is filed. Barton Bernstein and Thomas Hartsell Jr. tackle dozens of ethical questions using the codes of several mental health professional associations and provide practical guidelines for avoiding ethically questionable behavior.Organized alphabetically for easy reference, this complete A-to-Z guide:

  • Provides clear, concise answers to ethical questions–from the simple to the complex
  • Covers key categories, including confidentiality, dual relationships, sexual misconduct, false and misleading statements, malpractice, drug and alcohol use, documentation, record keeping, closing a practice (retirement or death), responding to a subpoena, and more
  • Features step-by-step guidance, helpful case studies, and "ethical flash points" that alert you to warning signs and help you steer clear of ethically questionable situations
  • Covers the role of state licensing boards and national mental health associations in responding to complaints of ethical violations

Even an unintentional ethical violation can lead to personal and professional disaster. The Portable Ethicist for Mental Health Professionals helps you protect yourself, your future, and your practice–and lets you focus on the best interests of your clients.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471382652
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/01/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

CLIENT ISSUES.

Alternative Treatment Methods.

Boundary Violations.

Confidentiality.

Discrimination.

False and Misleading Statements.

Informed Consent.

Interviewing.

Prohibited Clients.

Repressed and Recovered Memory.

Sexual Misconduct.

Terminating Therapy.

ETHICS CODES AND LICENSING.

Areas of Ethical Complaints.

Ethics Codes as Evidence.

Licensing Board Procedures.

Reporting Statutes.

PRACTICE CONSIDERATIONS.

Billing.

Closing a Practice.

Kickbacks, Bartering, and Fees.

Malpractice Insurance.

Record Keeping and Maintenance.

PROFESSIONAL ISSUES.

Drug and Alcohol Use.

Duty to Warn.

Interprofessional Issues.

Professional Vulnerability.

Supervision.

SPECIAL THERAPY CONSIDERATIONS.

Forensic Evaluation.

Group Therapy.

Epilogue: Ethics in the 21st Century.

Appendices.

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