The Portable Ethicist for Mental Health Professionals: A Complete Guide to Responsible Practice: with HIPAA Update / Edition 2
  • The Portable Ethicist for Mental Health Professionals: A Complete Guide to Responsible Practice: with HIPAA Update / Edition 2
  • The Portable Ethicist for Mental Health Professionals: A Complete Guide to Responsible Practice: with HIPAA Update / Edition 2

The Portable Ethicist for Mental Health Professionals: A Complete Guide to Responsible Practice: with HIPAA Update / Edition 2

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

ISBN-10: 0470140305

ISBN-13: 9780470140307

Pub. Date: 06/03/2008

Publisher: Wiley

Everything professionals need to know to protect their practice against ethical violations and complaints is covered in this second edition of The Portable Ethicist for Mental Health Professionals. Written by two attorneys specializing in legal and ethical issues in mental health, this indispensable guide arms clinicians with the expert knowledge needed to avoid an

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Everything professionals need to know to protect their practice against ethical violations and complaints is covered in this second edition of The Portable Ethicist for Mental Health Professionals. Written by two attorneys specializing in legal and ethical issues in mental health, this indispensable guide arms clinicians with the expert knowledge needed to avoid an ethical violation, or to handle the situation if a complaint is filed. Organized alphabetically for easy reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470140307
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
580,397
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Introduction.

Part I: Client Issues.

1. Alternative Treatment Methods.

2. Boundary Violations.

3. Confidentiality.

4. Dangerous Clients.

5. Discrimination.

6. False and Misleading Statements.

7. Informed Consent.

8. Interviewing.

9. Prohibited Clients.

10. Risky Clients.

11. Repressed and Recovered Memory.

12. Sexual Misconduct.

13. Terminating Therapy.

Part II: Ethics Codes and Licensing.

14. Areas of Ethical Complaints.

15. Ethics Codes as Evidence.

16. Licensing Board Procedures.

17. Office of Civil Rights.

18. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

19. Reporting Statutes and Obligations.

Part III: Practice Considerations.

20. Billing.

21. Establishing a Practice.

22. Closing or Interrupting a Practice.

23. Kickbacks, Bartering, Fees, and Gifts.

24. Malpractice Insurance.

25. Record Keeping.

Part IV: Professional Issues.

26. Drug and Alcohol Use, Impairment.

27. Duty to Warn.

28. Interprofessional Issues.

29. Professional Vulnerability.

30. Supervision.

Part V: Special Therapy Considerations.

31. Forensic Evaluation.

32. Group Therapy.

33. Don't Do Dumb Stuff.

Epilogue: Ethics in the Twenty-First Century.

Appendix A: Mental Health Professional Organizations.

Appendix B: Allied Healthcare Providers Professional and Supplemental Liability Insurance Policy.

Appendix C: Social Workers Professional Liability Claims-Made Policy.

Appendix D: Sample Jurisprudence Exam Questions.

References and Reading Material.

Index.

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