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Successful Private Practice In The 1990s by Ralph H. Earle, Joan Kaye Beigel

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Your Practice and the Law: Legal Liability and Protection

More than ever, the therapist must retain in the cadre of consultants an attorney with expertise in therapy-practice law. Clients are more likely to litigate than in the past; therapists are more likely to be requested to testify in a trial, have their records subpoenaed, or be held accountable for certain of their clients’ behaviors. This chapter highlights some of the most common and confusing legal issues therapists may face. This confusion arises from multiple causes: the courts are attempting to interpret existing laws governing therapeutic practice; professional societies are attempting ...

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