The Portable Ethicist for Mental Health Professionals, with HIPAA Update A Complete Guide to Responsible Practice

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2008-06-03
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Now fully revised and in a second edition, The Portable Ethicist for Mental Health Professionals suggests solutions to the simple and complex ethical questions mental health professionals must deal with on a daily basis. 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. Web copy, 5/14/08, RH

Author Biography

Thomas L. Hartsell Jr., JD, is an attorney and mediator in private practice in Dallas, Texas. He is a frequent workshop presenter on topics related to ethics, managed care, confidentiality, informed consent, abuse allegations, and other legal aspects of mental health practice.

Barton E. Bernstein, JD, LMSW, is an attorney in private practice in Dallas, Texas, and a Licensed Master Social Worker. He conducts workshops and seminars throughout the United States.

Together, the authors wrote the first edition of this book and its two companion volumes, The Portable Lawyer for Mental Health Professionals, Second Edition and The Portable Guide to Testifying in Court for Mental Health Professionals, both published by Wiley.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Introductionp. xxiii
Client Issues
Alternative Treatment Methodsp. 3
Boundary Violationsp. 21
Confidentialityp. 33
Dangerous Clientsp. 55
Discriminationp. 69
False and Misleading Statementsp. 81
Informed Consentp. 97
Interviewingp. 113
Prohibited Clientsp. 123
Risky Clientsp. 137
Repressed and Recovered Memoryp. 151
Sexual Misconductp. 163
Terminating Therapyp. 177
Ethics Codes and Licensing
Areas of Ethical Complaintsp. 197
Ethics Codes as Evidencep. 207
Licensing Board Proceduresp. 217
Office of Civil Rightsp. 231
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Servicesp. 243
Reporting Statutes and Obligationsp. 253
Practice Considerations
Billingp. 267
Establishing a Practicep. 279
Closing or Interrupting a Practicep. 299
Kickbacks, Bartering, Fees, and Giftsp. 317
Malpractice Insurancep. 331
Record Keepingp. 347
Professional Issues
Drug and Alcohol Use, Impairmentp. 369
Duty to Warnp. 381
Interprofessional Issuesp. 395
Professional Vulnerabilityp. 403
Supervisionp. 413
Special Therapy Considerations
Forensic Evaluationp. 435
Group Therapyp. 453
Don't Do Dumb Stuffp. 469
Epilogue: Ethics in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 479
Mental Health Professional Organizationsp. 487
Allied Healthcare Providers Professional and Supplemental Liability Insurance Policyp. 489
Social Workers Professional Liability Claims-Made Policyp. 499
Sample Jurisprudence Exam Questionsp. 507
References and Reading Materialp. 511
Indexp. 515
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