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Counselor Video Case Study

Entering into a nonprofessional relationship with a client

According to HPSO and CNA’s analysis of counselor malpractice and license protection claims in the Counselor Liability Claim Report: 2nd Edition, professional boundary violations are one of the greatest contributing factors to counselor professional liability claims. By learning from the experiences of their peers, counselors can identify risk control strategies they can employ to help mitigate these risks.

This case involves a licensed marriage and family counselor who entered into a nonprofessional relationship with a client, leading to both a malpractice lawsuit and a licensing board complaint. 

In this video you will learn:
  • The circumstances leading up to the lawsuit and the licensing board complaint.
  • What the expert witnesses testified.
  • The final cost of the malpractice lawsuit.
  • Risk management recommendations for avoiding similar circumstances.

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