This concise volume examines exactly what is involved in keeping adequate clinical records of individual, family, couple and group psychotherapy. The authors discuss: limits of confidentiality; retention and disposing of records; documentation of safety issues; client access to records; treatment of minors; and training and supervision issues. Throughout the book, legal cases, vignettes and professional commentary help readers to consider legal and ethical issues.
Part I: The Importance of Record Keeping in Psychotherapy
This section is divided into two chapters. Chapter 1 covers therapist attitudes about record keeping and protecting both the client and the therapist. Chapter 2 focuses on the limits of confidentiality and mandatory reporting.[Page 2]