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Law and Ethics of the Therapy Practice: Two Vignettes to Consider by Ann Tran-Lien, JD, Staff Attorney

Recent Trends and Hot Topics in the Internship World

A Patient's Right to Access Mental Health Records Under HIPAA Ann Tran-Lien, JD, discusses a patient's right to access his or her confidential mental
health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.

This article provides an overview of the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and discusses the mandatory reporting obligations for psychotherapists.

Therapists who provide supervision must be knowledgeable of the laws, regulations, and ethical standards pertaining to supervision of interns and trainees. This article discusses the most frequently asked questions that supervisors have about supervision.

Are there questions you may have for the Association that go unanswered because you aren’t quite sure where to get the answers? This article addresses
some common questions we receive from members about the Association.

This article discusses fundamental elements of the federal and state antitrust laws you should know to protect against potential antitrust violations.

While no California law prohibits e-mail communications between a therapist and a client, it is important for therapists to consider the legal and ethical ramifications pertaining to this issue.

LPCC Grandparenting Requirements, FAQs The LPCC Grandparenting Requirements, 

Learn how the ADA affects you and your professional practice when approached by a potential client with a disability.