Counselor and the Law A Guide to Legal and Ethical Practice

  • ISBN-13: 9781556203152
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In this seventh edition of The Counselor and the Law, each chapter has beenupdated to reflect changes in the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, findings of recentcourt cases, and new federal and state legislation. Attorney Nancy Wheelerand Burt Bertram, a private practitioner and counselor educator, provide acomprehensive overview of the law as it pertains to counseling practice; anin-depth look at counselors legal and ethical responsibilities; and an arrayof risk management strategies. Written in a clear and engaging style, this textis not only a widely used and respected resource for students, it alsoprovides real answers for clinicians who are challenged daily to act in thebest interest of their clients while minimizing the chances of becominginvolved in an ethical or legal complaint. The issues surrounding civilmalpractice liability, licensure board complaints, confidentiality, duty to warn,suicide and threats of harm to self, professional boundaries, records anddocumentation, and managing a counseling practice are addressed in detail.Features Current information on new and emerging legal and ethical issues Thoroughly updated chapter on distance counseling, technology,and social media Regulatory updates to the HIPAA and the HITECH Act Appendixes include the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics, top 10 risk managementstrategies, and a listing of how to access laws and find alocal attorney

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