Liability in Child Therapy and Research

Mark B. DeKraai, Bruce D. Sales

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Three areas with special relevance to liability and child therapy are considered: informed consent, confidentiality, and child-abuse reporting laws. In each area, issues that may be confronted in therapy or in research on therapy are discussed, and a sampling of relevant laws is explored. Suggestions for avoiding potential liability and protecting the interests of minor clients are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)853-860
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1991
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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