“The Epidemic” – A Reflection on Suicide

It All Came Rushing Back Last Friday, June 8, 2018… I was getting ready for a 5 hour training on “The Ethical Use of 1013’s in the State of Georgia.” The event was sold out. There were over 90 registrants. I was looking forward to seeing familiar faces and new faces. I was going through … Read more

What is the Therapist’s Responsibility in a Crisis?

Carrying the Weight of the World Sometimes being a therapist can feel like carrying the weight of the world. Whenever I have a counseling supervisee approaching their LPC eligibility, I am reminded that the responsibility of being a mental health professional is enormous. I am reminded because despite the supervisee’s excitement about getting their LPC, … Read more

The Ethical Use of 1013s in Georgia and Client’s Rights

What is a 1013? In my observation there is a fair amount of misunderstanding about what a “1013” is and what it is authorizing mental health professionals and law enforcement or Peace Officers to do. The purpose of this certificate (1013) is to authorize transportation to an “emergency receiving facility.”  This form also includes a report … Read more