Ethical and Legal Considerations in Crisis Counseling (Chapter 3 in Crisis Assessment, Intervention, and Prevention. 3rd Edition).
Merrill Counseling Series.
Hard, Paul F. Talbott-Forbes, Laura L. Bartlett, Mary L.
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This chapter explores ethical and legal considerations related to preventive measures, federal legislations, sentinel court findings, and best practices regarding privacy matters in crisis counseling. It addresses the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, application of the Tarasoff decision, negligence and malpractice, documentation and record keeping, informed consent, confidentiality, termination in crisis intervention, and spiritual and multicultural considerations. Case studies and learning activities are included. (Author abstract modified)
CRISIS INTERVENTION; CRISIS THERAPY; DISASTER RESPONSE; therapeutic intervention; federal laws; confidentiality; documentation; guidelines; ethics