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A Clinician's Guide to Legal Issues in Psychotherapy, Or, Proceed With Caution

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A Clinician’s Guide to Legal Issues in Psychotherapy is about lowering your legal risk in clinical practice, including understanding common forensic issues and standards as they apply to mental health professionals, recognizing potential problems, and clarifying the risk-benefit issues involved in what you are doing. Dr. Reid is sometimes retained by the plaintiff, sometimes by the defense, and sometimes by the Court itself. What you will find in these pages is designed to keep you from having unwanted contact with forensic experts like Dr. Reid

This course is based on the , A Clinician’s Guide to Legal Issues in Psychotherapy, Or, Proceed With Caution created by William H. Reid, M.D., M.P.H.

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Course Material Author

William H. Reid, M.D., M.P.H.

Past President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. A prolific contributor to the fields, he has written 14 professionals books. Dr. Reid is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about legal risk in clinical practice. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. to be able to understand common forensic (legal) issues as they apply to mental health professions and patient care

  2. to be able to recognize potential legal problems in clinical practice and other professional interactions

  3. to be able to clarify risk-benefit issues involved in counseling

Materials for Course A Clinician's Guide to Legal Issues in Psychotherapy, Or, Proceed with Caution

Materials for Course A Clinician's Guide to Legal Issues in Psychotherapy, Or, Proceed with Caution

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Course Number 6145
6 credit hours
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