Texas Mental Health Law provides licensed psychologists, professional counselors, social workers, mental health professionals, and professors with the key legal and policy issues specific to the state of Texas today. Issues directly affecting all these practitioners and their students have been carefully selected from statutes, case laws, official archives of the Attorney General Opinions and Open Records Opinions as well as synopses of the opinion letters of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. No other compilation of such critical, up-to-date material exists for the state of Texas.
Quickly and easily find information that would usually take hours to track down.
Practitioners and students alike will find comprehensive codes related to:
-Civil Practice and Remedies
-Health and Safety
Three case laws--reported in their entirety--include these landmark decisions:
Thapar v. Zezulka: an excellent discussion of the duty to warn/duty to protect doctrine in Texas
Abrams v. Jones: a ground-breaking decision on confidentiality between a therapist, a child client and the child's parents
City of Dallas v. Cox: a timely example of what can happen when the standards of any employing agency are at odds with professional standards