MALPRACTICE IN PSYCHOLOGY
A Practical Resource for Clinicians
David L. Shapiro and Steven R. Smith
Many mental health practitioners fear malpractice suits. Besides obtaining
the appropriate insurance, clinicians should understand the risks of lawsuits
and implement risk management strategies to avoid unfounded malpractice
claims and decrease the likelihood of being sued successfully.
With combined expertise in psychotherapy and law, David L. Shapiro
and Steven R. Smith expertly navigate you through the unfamiliar
territories of professional liability, negligence, informed consent, privacy
and confidentiality, HIPAA, defamation, violence and suicide, and trials
Through its illustrative case examples and up-to-date discussion of law and
ethics, this book will help you enrich and protect your professional practice.
2011. 208 pages. Hardcover.
List: $59.95 | APA Member/Affiliate: $49.95
ISBN 978-1-4338-0895-1 | Item 4317246
Tort Liability Basics 1.
Negligence in Professional Practice 2.
The Professional Relationship and Consent 3.
Confidentiality and Privacy 4.
Negligent Diagnosis and Treatment 5.
Violence and Threats of Violence 6.
Other Areas of Liability in Practice 7.
The Trial Process and Privileges 8.
Risk Management Strategies and “Closing Arguments” 9.
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