• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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.

Limits of Confidentiality
Limits of confidentiality

We believe your client's records need special attention when issues such as child, adult, and spousal abuse are addressed in therapy. This chapter will also address how confidential these records are to insurance companies, EAPs (employee assistance programs), and HMOs (health maintenance organizations) and what to do with client logs, diaries, and other written material. Moreover, what happens when your client records are subpoenaed?

Are you aware of a client's limits of confidentiality? When must your client waive his rights in order for you to tell others what occurred or was said during the course of treatment? Do you need to document when you break confidentiality? Are you ever mandated to breach confidentiality? What do you do if you have reasonable ...

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