Category Archives: Mental Health Provider Law

Patient Access to Mental Health Records

Patient Access to Mental Health Records – The Rules Have Changed, Be Sure Your Practices Do, Too. The proper release of medical records is an important issue for medical practitioners to understand.  Many providers recognize that a patient’s records ultimately belong to the patient, not to the provider, and that patients have the right to… Continue Reading

Guidance for Distance Counseling/Teletherapy

Legal and Ethical Guidance for the Provision of Distance Counseling/Teletherapy It is hard to imagine going through a day in the modern world without utilizing several types of telecommunication technology. Text messages, emails and videoconferencing have replaced much of our former face-to-face communications. We as a society have integrated these technologies into our daily lives,… Continue Reading

Risk Management for Child Custody Evaluations

An Overview of Risk Management for Child Custody Evaluations Child custody disputes are not pleasant and often represent one of the most difficult aspects of a challenging time for families. Because of the contentious nature of these disputes, psychologists who are involved in child custody evaluations are often the target of licensure complaints or lawsuits filed… Continue Reading