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Written by two attorneys specializing in the legal aspects of mental health care, The Portable Lawyer for Mental Health Professionals is an indispensable survival guide for anyone in practice. The authors explain how to handle allegations of malpractice, coping with threats of violence, preserving client confidentiality, and more.
Each chapter features step-by-step guidance, helpful case studies, ""legal lightbulbs"" highlighting concepts and dos and don'ts, and sample forms and contracts to help safeguard your practice. New to this edition includes information on HIPAA, practice with older adults, using ""exotic"" therapy techniques, ethical and legal aspects of office leases, and more.