As in the first edition, Record Keeping in Psychotherapy and Counseling provides a general, supportive framework for understanding the reasons surrounding confidentiality and privacy parameters. It clarifies dilemmas and strategies surrounding these issues in order to help professionals protect themselves and their clients, patients, students, and supervisees. To bring the book up-to-date, the author references new books, articles, laws, and court decisions pertaining to record keeping and confidentiality, includes practitionersa (TM) experiences implementing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (which was enacted just after the first edition was published), and adds a completely new chapter on electronic records. New illustrations and case examples are employed to keep the text fresh and lively, and an accompanying CD contains useful and editable forms.
About the Author:
Ellen T. Luepker, MSW, BCD,is a licensed psychologist and clinical social worker in private practice, and an instructor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. She provides training to mental health professionals nationally and abroad on ethical issues and consultation to regulatory boards and attorneys regarding malpractice cases. She was honored by the National Academy of Practice as a Distinguished Practitioner, by the National Association of Social Workers as a Social Work Pioneer, and received Smith College's Day-Garrett Award for her contributions to professional standards in mental health care.