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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Risk Management and You: 9 Most Frequent Violations for Psychologists

Ken Pope and Melba Vasquez
Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: Practical Guide (5th edition)

For U.S. and Canadian psychologists, the 9 most frequent causes among the 5,582 disciplinary actions over the years were (in descending order of frequency):

  1. unprofessional conduct, 
  2. sexual misconduct, 
  3. negligence, 
  4. nonsexual dual relationships, 
  5. conviction of a crime, 
  6. failure to maintain adequate or accurate records, 
  7. failure to comply with continuing education or competency requirements, 
  8. inadequate or improper supervision or delegation, and 
  9. substandard or inadequate care.