A Brief Note On The American Psychological Association

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When going through the different Psychology courses in School to receive your degree, professors often push the doctor client confidentiality and the need to be ethical. As a Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor, you should be very familiar with the practices that should happen during a session and what would lead to a malpractice suit. The American Psychological Association (APA) has several articles, rules, and regulations on malpractice consequences and how to avoid them. However, with the information being so spread out it is hard for them to be understood and most won’t take the time to look for them. Consequently, more and more Psychologists and Counselors are not prepared and the lawsuits against them are steadily rising.
Because of all the Lawsuits for Malpractice against Psychologists and Counselors going on today the policies and ethics of Psychologists and their training are being called into question. You have asked me to reiterate the ways to avoid malpractice and what leads to malpractice in one conjoined report. In order to fulfill your request, I defined a few of the main ways psychological experts say to avoid them, discussed what could be considered for a lawsuit or complaint, explained what psychologists are expected to do, and made recommendations for the best ways I found we can use to prevent getting complaints or lawsuits at our clinic.
The main topics I found to discuss were what are the most common areas therapists leave themselves…
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