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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 21TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS
CHAPTER 465RULES OF PRACTICE
RULE §465.17Therapy and Counseling

(a) Imbalances of Power.

  (1) Licensees who engage in therapy or counseling recognize the actual or perceived power or undue influence they hold over current and former patients and clients.

  (2) Licensees are presumed to have power and influence over former therapy or counseling patients or clients.

  (3) Licensees do not engage in sexual relationships with, employ, enter into business with or otherwise exploit any former patient or client over whom they have actual or perceived power or undue influence created through a therapeutic relationship.

(b) Treatment plans.

  (1) Licensees create specific written treatment plans that include, at a minimum, agreed upon goals of the treatment, the techniques to be used, and the tentative duration of the treatment for any therapy or counseling that they provide.

  (2) Licensees explain the treatment plan to all recipients of the therapy or counseling before commencing the services.

  (3) Licensees alter and document the alteration in the treatment plan when clinically indicated.

  (4) Licensees confer with and obtain consent from the patient, or client or other recipient(s) of services concerning significant alterations in the treatment plan in accordance with Board rule §465.11(b) of this title (relating to Informed Consent/Describing Psychological Services).


Source Note: The provisions of this §465.17 adopted to be effective June 3, 1999, 24 TexReg 4017; amended to be effective December 10, 2002, 27 TexReg 11546; amended to be effective September 10, 2007, 32 TexReg 6157; amended to be effective December 7, 2008, 33 TexReg 10029

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