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Legal Issues in Social Work, Counseling, and Mental Health

Legal Issues in Social Work, Counseling, and Mental Health
Guidelines for Clinical Practice in Psychotherapy

  • Robert G. Madden - Saint Joseph's College, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, The University of Bergen

March 1998 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book covers a broad range of topics, including providing testimony, responding to subpoenas, dealing with an attorney, influencing the legal system, and understanding the legal side of the business of psychotherapy. This book will help demystify the North American legal system, thereby empowering psychotherapists to work with it and within it.
Society, the Law and Mental Health
Standardization of Practice Policies and Procedures
Disclosure of Confidential Information
The Standard of Care and Practice Issues
Legal and Clinical Standards
Determining `Reasonable Care'

Interactions with the Legal System
Legal Issues in the Business of Psychotherapy
Knowledge for Practice
Common Legal Problems for Clients


Robert G. Madden

Dr. Robert Madden got his start in Social Work as a counselor at a runaway shelter, and he has been committed to improving the lives of people in crisis ever since. Dr. Madden's emphasis on the legal aspects of social work proves critical to students, as they must understand the constant changes in state and federal laws in order to work effectively.... More About Author

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