Record Keeping in Psychotherapy and Counseling: Protecting Confidentiality and the Professional Relationship
Author: Ellen Luepker
Confidentiality is the undisputed cornerstone of the therapeutic process. With the recent surge in insurance regulations and complex litigation, this essential aspect of therapy is at risk. Based on hundreds of interviews with therapists about their concerns, this book provides a framework and guide for addressing issues of confidentiality. This text meets the increasing obligation practitioners have to protect their patients while protecting their practices. It is a practical and authoritative source that no psychotherapist or clinical supervisor should be without.
“…Practicing therapists will find [this] detailed guide to be one of the most useful books they read all year.” — Thomas T. Frantz, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling Psychology, University at Buffalo
“…a lively, reader-friendly compendium of essential knowledge for every clinician” — Judith Wallerstein, Ph.D., author, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce
“…assists therapists in meeting regulations for record keeping while at the same time assuring ways to protect the client” — Florence Lieberman, DSW, Professor Emerita, Hunter College School of Social Work
“With HIPAA implementation just around the corner, this should be on the ‘must read’ list of every practitioner!” — Hubert H. Humphrey III, J.D., former Minnesota Attorney General