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Running head: THERPY TERMINATION LEGAL ISSUES 1 Therapy Termination Legal Issues [Name] [Institution]
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THERPY TERMINATION LEGAL ISSUES 2 Table of Contents Consent for the Treatment of Minors ........................................................................................................... 3 Appropriate boundaries with patients .......................................................................................................... 3 Countertransference ..................................................................................................................................... 5 Technology use in therapy ........................................................................................................................... 6 Child abuse .................................................................................................................................................. 6 Scope of Competence .................................................................................................................................. 7 Intimate Partner Violence ............................................................................................................................ 7 Legal & Ethical issues in couples counseling .............................................................................................. 8 Confidentiality ............................................................................................................................................. 8 Elder Abuse ................................................................................................................................................. 8 Legal & Ethical issues of termination .......................................................................................................... 9 Referrence ................................................................................................................................................. 10
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THERPY TERMINATION LEGAL ISSUES 3 Consent for the Treatment of Minors According to Bonnie, (2017), the consent for a therapist to treat a minor is given by the parent. Case 1 involves treatment of a minor, Sarah, by a therapist. The therapist, Jamie is given consent by Veronica to treat Sarah. In the consent, the therapist is provided with liable information to treat the minor. The consent is meant to protect the therapist and to make sure that the therapist works within the ethical codes of conduct ( Grisso, & Vierling, 2018) . The ethical issue in case 1 arise when Jamie and Sarah started to build a good relationship. Jamie assured Sarah to keep everything confidential but instead Veronica required to have an update about her daughter. She is the one who took her daughter to the therapist and she wanted to know the reasons behind her daughter’s behaviour. Jamie would have informed the mother instead and use her professional skills to handle the situation. Jamie got into problems with Veronica because she decided to keep the information she got from Sarah as secret. She told the mother that there was nothing and that she will inform her incase she notices anything that makes her behave differently. Appropriate boundaries with patients The children are required to act responsibly before their parents. In the first case, we encounter ethical issues where Veronica is lamenting that her daughter is acting out. She change from her normal behaviour and got involved in situations that she did not want to let her mother know. The ethical issues are also associated with how Sarah misbehaved while living in her mother’s house. The therapist learnt about everything including Sarah’s engagement in sexual activities with a 20 year college student. The therapist, Jamie, did not want to break her good relationship with Sarah. The patient's expectations are that the therapist to attend their need and
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THERPY TERMINATION LEGAL ISSUES 4 respect their dignities too ( Kring. et al., 2015) . Therefore the therapist choose to abstain their achievements of the personal gain from the patients, and they refrain from risking the therapist- patient relationship. Therefore, for the therapist to create, maintain and attain the right trust from their patients and to practice it consistent with no ceasing at a professional standard, they should be a well know professionals regarding the boundaries and they should be able to create and maintain the boundaries to their patients. The therapist ought to help them to adapt to any patient irrespective of their differences characters.
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  • Spring '16
  • Sarah, Family therapy, Jamie

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