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Unread July 29th, 2004, 07:05 AM
William Reid William Reid is offline
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Default Informed Consent for Psychotherapy

I often run across psychologists (and less commonly counselors) who have an extensive "informed consent" process for their new therapy patients. The rules and disclosures sometimes take two or three pages to describe, and include potential side effects and adverse effects of therapy (or counseling). Other colleagues, particularly ones who have been in practice for years, are far less formal about the process of explaining therapy and the professional relationship to new patients (often simply discussing them orally). What's being taught in training programs currently, and what is the routine for reader-clinicians of different styles & backgrounds?
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