This concise volume examines exactly what is involved in keeping adequate clinical records of individual, family, couple and group psychotherapy. The authors discuss: limits of confidentiality; retention and disposing of records; documentation of safety issues; client access to records; treatment of minors; and training and supervision issues. Throughout the book, legal cases, vignettes and professional commentary help readers to consider legal and ethical issues.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)|
Table of Contents
PART ONE: THE IMPORTANCE OF RECORD KEEPING IN PSYCHOTHERAPYProtecting the Client and the Therapist Limits of ConfidentialityPART TWO: THE CLINICAL RECORDContents of a Good RecordFamilies, Couples and Group PsychotherapySupervision and TrainingPART THREE: DOCUMENTATION OF SAFETY ISSUESDanger to SelfDanger to OthersAbusePART FOUR: SPECIAL TOPICS RELEVANT TO RECORD KEEPINGTreatment of MinorsClient Access to RecordsRetention and Disposition of RecordsConclusions and Frequently Asked QuestionsPART FIVE: APPENDIXES