CVE Law & Ethics

Provide client with information regarding the extent and nature of services available

Ethical

Obtain a signed informed consent for treatment

Neither

If client may be suicidal, assess potential for self harm

Legal and ethical

Offer a sliding scale if client is unable to afford your fees

Neither

Communicate limits of confidentiality

Legal and ethical

Disclose fees for professional services

Legal

Obtained verbal consent to collaborate with medical providers

Neither

File a child abuse report if you suspect abuse

Legal

If the client reports a plan to harm someone, do everything you can to stop them

Neither

Promote client's self-reliance

Ethical

Inform patient if you plan to file a child abuse report

Neither

Maintain client records in accordance with state and federal regulations

Legal

Obtain written consent to collaborate with medical providers

Legal

Explore transference issues with client

Neither

Manage confidentiality with insurance carrier

Legal and ethical

If the client to discloses allegations of sexual misconduct in previous therapy, file a report to the BBS regarding the therapist in question

Neither

Work within the bounds of your education, skills, and training

Ethical

Assess for Tarasoff if client is angry, rigid, and drinking

Neither

Disclose fees for professional services by the end of the first session

Neither

Obtain clients informed consent for treatment

Legal and ethical

Report known or suspected abuse of a dependent adult client

Legal and ethical

Process clients feelings about abuse report

Ethical

Break confidentiality if the client is suicidal

Neither

Initiate Tarasoff duty to warn if a client makes a threat

Neither

Report domestic violence

Neither

Implement therapeutic techniques congruent with professional competence

Ethical

Obtain signed parental consent to treat a minor

Legal

Consider clients ability to pay when setting your fee

Ethical

Assess potential harm to others, if client makes a threat

Legal and ethical

Initiate Tarasoff if client reveals a plan to harm someone

Legal

If your adolescent client is using drugs, inform his/her parents

Neither

Review need for durable power of attorney for healthcare

Neither

If client is suicidal, initiate a no harm contract

Neither

Maintain privacy and security of client records

Legal and ethical

Determine whether parents are able to safely care for their child

Neither

Maintain therapeutic boundaries to avoid rescue and behaviors

Ethical

Consult with colleague if countertransference issues arise

Neither

Limit services to permissible scope of practice

Legal

Collaborate with other professionals when issues arise outside your expertise

Ethical

Consult with colic if problematic countertransference issues arise

Ethical

Inform clients of scope of practice

Ethical

Inform clients of limits of confidentiality

Legal and ethical

Explain therapist obligation to report to domestic violence

Neither

Obtain releases for referral resources

Legal

Monitor clients safety

Legal and ethical

Consider 5150 if a client present a danger to others

Neither

Explored clients thoughts about participating in therapy

Ethical

Inform the couple that the therapist will not keep "secrets

Neither

Discuss the limits of confidentiality regarding domestic violence

Neither

Assessed client for suicide ideation

Legal and ethical

Obtain consent to treat from EAP

Neither

Refer clients to a low fee or no fee provider

Neither

Discuss with client countertransference issues that could arise

Neither

Identify clients expectations of treatment

Ethical

Explore what a client means if he/she makes a threat

Legal and ethical

Inform the couple of your "no secrets" policy

Ethical