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Author Sales, Bruce Dennis.

Title Laws affecting clinical practice / Bruce D. Sales, Michael Owen Miller, Susan R. Hall
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2005]
copyright 2005
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Description 1 online resource ( xv, 236pages)
Series The law and public policy
Law and public policy.
Contents Legal credentialing and privileges to practice -- Initiating services -- Maintaining and disclosing information -- Liabilities for professional activities -- Competency determinations -- Child care and protection -- Education of children -- Marriage dissolution and child custody -- Juvenile offenders before the court -- State interventions and services for individuals with special needs -- Law enforcement -- Pretrial matters in criminal and civil litigation -- Trial matters in criminal and civil litigation -- Posttrial criminal matters -- Workplace-related services
Summary "Laws Affecting Clinical Practice is a comprehensive, concise, readily understandable resource outlining the legal obligations and responsibilities of mental health professionals (MHPs). Identifying legal topics affecting mental health practices and services, Sales, Miller, and Hall address a wide range of legal topics, including licensing; privacy of professional information; practice laws related to families, juveniles, civil matters, and criminal matters; and limitations on and liability for practice. The laws surveyed are expressed with minimal legal jargon, making this volume maximally accessible to those outside of the legal profession. Laws Affecting Clinical Practice is an essential introduction to clinically relevant laws for MHPs, as well as graduate students training to become MHPs. It will guide readers to become intelligent consumers of legal services. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)"--Jacket
Notes Includes index
Also issued in print
Subject Mental health personnel -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Mental health laws -- United States.
Forensic psychiatry -- United States.
Mental Health -- legislation & jurisprudence.
Mental Health.
Forensic Psychiatry.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Miller, Michael O., 1952-
Hall, Susan R.
ISBN 1591472563 print