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Unread October 27th, 2004, 11:17 AM
JustBen JustBen is offline
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Default Re: Informed Consent for Psychotherapy

I'm still fairly early in my program, but there does seem to be some emphasis placed on comprehensive informed consent documents accompanied by verbal explanations and an opportunity for the client to ask questions. (My own therapist basically just handed me the document and explained the mandated reporter stuff, though.)

I don't have much experience, obviously, but covering all the bases seems like a good idea given the legal environment. Also, it seems like you'd want to minimize the "surprises". I get the feeling that if you actually have to act on something you've heard and the client doesn't feel that this was ever explained to him or her properly, they're going to feel betrayed.
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