ISBN: 0495064378 / ISBN-13: 9780495064374
Psychology and Law for the Helping Professions
In this Second Edition of his comprehensive, well-respected text, Psychology and Law for the Helping Professions, Loyola Marymount University's ... Show synopsis In this Second Edition of his comprehensive, well-respected text, Psychology and Law for the Helping Professions, Loyola Marymount University's Leland C. Swenson examines the difficulties that helping professionals sometimes encounter when trying to strike a balance between protecting their clients' interests and complying with the law. Swenson seeks to empower practitioners - primarily counselors and psychologists - so that they understand when and why their treatment decisions may have legal consequences. He emphasizes what helping professionals need to know about the law to avoid the "land mines." Psychology and Law for the Helping Professions delves into many controversial subjects, such as: a mother's versus a father's rights in child custody cases; child support and visitation; inter-racial adoption; parental kidnaping; professional handling of abuse; and suppressed-recovered memories by incest survivors. This edition also includes significant recent changes in the law; updated references to the American Psychological Association's ethical principles that were revised in 1994; new coverage of confidentiality issues in dealing with insurance carriers and HMOs; and coverage of the new profession of post divorce co-parenting education.