The Therapist September/October  2017

Professional Exchange

SUPERMAN OR SPIDER-MAN - WHICH TYPE OF THERAPIST ARE YOU?
Being able to establish a connection with a client may at times prove challenging. It takes skill to listen and to put yourself in a place where you can see the world through their eyes. This article, provides ideas about the perspectives clinicians can adopt in order gain a better understanding of their clients and how a clinician can forge a healthy alignment with a client.

5 WAYS TO ESTABLISH RAPPORT WITH YOUNG ADULTS
What is the best way to develop a strong rapport with your adolescent clients? If you work with children, you want a variety of tools in your tool box to help you relate and communicate effectively. In this article, the author gives you five tried and tested techniques that you can add to your existing set of tools to help you create meaningful conversations with your adolescent clients.

Legal Department Staff Articles

WHEN YOUR PATIENT IS READY TO DIE...
This article discusses the differences between the legal and ethical requirements of treating a patient who is suicidal versus treating a patient who has chosen to end his or her own life after complying with California's End of Life Option Act.

WORKING LIKE A DOG: LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR "THERAPY DOGS"
This article discusses a recent Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) case related to animal assisted therapy and the legal and ethical issues therapists should consider when practicing animal assisted therapy, or when therapists simply bring their own dog to the therapy office.

PARTING WAYS: ANTICIPATING AND AVOIDING PROBLEMS WHICH COMMONLY OCCUR DURING TERMINATION
This article is intended to help therapists anticipate, manage, and avoid problems that commonly arise when terminating treatment.  Relevant legal and ethical issues are discussed, and examples are provided, regarding actions that may result in disciplinary actions, and/or ethical complaints for improper termination.