Should Clinical Supervisors Request Background Checks from Supervisees?

Why Background Checks? Many employers require background checks and drug screens of the people they hire. Background checks and drug screens cannot predict or deter legal and ethical problems. However, both can provide information to employers to assist them with hiring decisions. Supervisee’s Privacy & the Supervisory Relationship Supervisees have rights based on our codes … Read more

But First Do No Harm

But First Do No Harm I don’t know if some have forgotten this lesson. Perhaps it is increasingly overlooked. The concept of reducing the risk for harm is still a vital component to effective therapy. Like every other type of service, the quality of what you receive is dependent upon the person providing the service. … Read more

“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

Ethics in Mental Health Practice- Double-booking and Overbooking

Ethics and Scheduling Psychotherapy Clients There are many things to consider with regard to ethics and scheduling psychotherapy clients. Here are just a few areas for consideration: Maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of those who seek to schedule appointments with you, including HIPAA and HIPAA HITECH considerations. Fairness- Are you giving priority to certain clients … Read more