Civil and Criminal Liability and the Rights of Minors in Counseling


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Malpractice suits require the following to succeed:

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1. Civil liability

2. The most frequent reasons for malpractice are

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your comprehension of the legal aspects of counseling. Practice problems will assess your understanding of malpractice, lawsuits, legal expertise, and the rights of minors. Special circumstances surrounding the counseling of minors are also presented.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you will be tested on your comprehension of:

  • Civil liability
  • Elements of a successful malpractice suit
  • Reasons for filing a malpractice suit
  • Lay versus expert witness
  • Rights of minors

Skills Practiced

This assessment gives you the opportunity to practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding your of the concept of legal responsibility with the counseling profession
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as malpractice and liability
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as law witness and expert witness
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the legal aspects of counseling and the rights of minors

Additional Learning

For more information about the legal aspects of counseling, review the assessment on the liability and rights of minors in counseling. This lesson covers:

  • Criminal liability
  • Avoiding malpractice
  • Premature termination and abandonment
  • Counselors who are likely to serve as lay witnesses