Malpractice in psychology : a practical resource for clinicians /

"Many mental health practitioners fear malpractice suits. Besides obtaining the appropriate insurance, clinicians should understand the risks of lawsuits and implement risk management strategies to avoid unfounded malpractice claims and decrease the likelihood of being sued successfully. With c...

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Main Author: Shapiro, David L.
Other Authors: Smith, Steven R., 1946-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, c2011.
Edition:1st ed.
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300 |a xii, 202 p. ;  |c 24 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-183) and index. 
505 0 |a Tort liability basics -- Negligence in professional practice -- The professional relationship and consent -- Confidentiality and privacy -- Negligent diagnosis and treatment -- Violence and threats of violence -- Other areas of liability in practice -- The trial process and privileges -- Risk management strategies and "closing arguments". 
520 |a "Many mental health practitioners fear malpractice suits. Besides obtaining the appropriate insurance, clinicians should understand the risks of lawsuits and implement risk management strategies to avoid unfounded malpractice claims and decrease the likelihood of being sued successfully. With combined expertise in psychotherapy and law, Shapiro and Smith expertly navigate you through the unfamiliar territories of professional liability, negligence, informed consent, privacy and confidentiality, HIPAA, defamation, violence and suicide, and trials and settlements. Through its illustrative case examples and up-to-date discussion of law and ethics, this book will help you enrich and protect your professional practice"--Provided by publisher. 
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