Key findings include:

  • $7.8 million paid for counselor malpractice claims over the 5-year study period; $8 million paid during the previous 10 years.
  • The average total incurred for malpractice claims is $113,642.
  • Allegations involving sexual/romantic relationships accounted for 43.9% of malpractice allegations.
  • $5,454 average license defense cost; up from $3,727 in the 2014 report, a 46.3% increase.
  • Deposition assistance and record request matters increased 456% since the 2014 report.

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