The intent of a(n) ___________ is to define boundaries and clarify the nature of the basic counseling relationship between the counselor and the client.
___________ should include a record of client and therapist behavior that is clinically relevant, including interventions used, client responses to treatment strategies, the evolving treatment plan, and any follow-up measures taken.
Most ethical codes specify that therapists should:
California enacted a law in 2011 allowing mental health practitioners to treat minors (12 years or older) if:
_______________ is the practice of focusing on the identification, evaluation, and treatment of problems that may injure clients and lead to filing an ethics complaint or a malpractice action.
Inappropriate socialization with clients, burdening clients with a counselor’s personal problems, and putting clients in awkward business situations are examples of:
Which of the following would NOTbe found in managed care contracts?
_____________ is the failure to render professional services or to exercise the degree of skill that is ordinarily expected of other professionals in a similar situation.
Disclosures should be given in:
___________ are essentially the same as psychotherapy notes. They address the client’s transference reactions and the therapist’s subjective impressions of the client.
In the event that a practitioner is sued, he or she should:
Regarding counseling with children and adolescents, informed consent of parents or guardians may NOT be legally required when a minor is seeking counseling for:
To succeed in a malpractice claim, the plaintiff needs to show that a breach of duty did exist in which:
Concerning counseling via the Internet, which statement is most accurate?
__________________ is/are not reserved exclusively for the irresponsible practitioner. Clients may make allegations of unethical conduct or file a legal claim due to negligence, even though the counselor may have acted ethically and appropriately.
Which of the following is NOT an alternative technology to online counseling?
Written consent forms should NOT include:
In regards to record keeping, the _________________ states: “Mental health counselors create, maintain, store, transfer, and dispose of client records in ways that protect confidentiality and are in accordance with applicable regulations or laws.”
Which of the following would be LEAST likely to lead to a malpractice suit?
Generally, the best way to proceed when you have concerns about the behavior of a colleague is to: