Malpractice in psychotherapy: An overview

H. R. Conte, T. B. Karasu

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Malpractive law as it relates to individual psychotherapy is briefly reviewed. Examples of cases in specific areas of liability are given, and available solutions are discussed. It is suggested that there is a need for consultation plus educational programs designed to enhance our ability to practice within the boundaries the courts have set for us.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)232-246
Number of pages15
JournalAmerican journal of psychotherapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1990


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  • Clinical Psychology

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Conte, H. R., & Karasu, T. B. (1990). Malpractice in psychotherapy: An overview. American journal of psychotherapy, 44(2), 232-246.