• 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.

Families, Couples, and Group Psychotherapy
Families, couples, and group psychotherapy

Our thoughts regarding keeping records when one is working with a family, couple, or group grew out of discussions we had, court cases we referenced, and our consultations with clinical colleagues. Here, we touch on the more important aspects of keeping records under these circumstances that are not addressed elsewhere in the book.

Some questions to consider are as follows: If you work with couples and families or provide group therapy, how do you keep records? Do you make separate files for each client, or for the group as a whole? If you work in a hospital setting, the official policy will most often state that you are to write into the record of the identified patient ...

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