Professional Liability and Risk Management
For individuals in the U.S. & U.S. territories
This book answers questions about professional liability that are asked by all mental health practitioners, not just psychologists.
In doing so, the publication
- provides a manual that demonstrates how the ethical principles can be applied in practice;
- helps practitioners understand the laws governing practice; and
- explains how the system that protects practitioners, including insurance, can work for practitioners.
Professional Liability and Risk Management focuses on the practical meaning of malpractice, ethics, the law, and liability insurance and how they interact. It also provides suggestions about how practitioners can integrate safeguards into daily practice that will best meet the interests of clients and practitioners.
A Note to Nonclinicians
I. Ethics, Practice Guidelines, and Liability
- Professional Ethics and Practice Guidelines: How They Affect You
- Practice Guidelines and Ethics: What Do They Really Mean?
- What Is Professional Liability?
II. Being Prepared Day-to-Day
- What This Section Is Designed To Do: Individual Focus Lists
- The Practical Side of Professional Liability: Insurance
Appendix: The Client's Rights