Dr. Federico Grosso Releases a New Book: "The Art of Writing Mental Health Records"

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The "Art of Writing Mental Health Records" helps clinicians how to write balanced, comprehensive, and standardized mental health records that can serve to protect them from the vagaries of a malpractice action arising from an angry and/or injured client.

Federico Grosso, DDS, PhD, MFT, BCFE, a leading publisher of malpractice prevention publications for mental health clinicians, recently published a new book titled: "The Art of Writing Mental Health Records." Dr. Grosso indicated that this book, as well as others he has written, stem from his work as a forensic expert witness. He noted that he began writing this book after becoming aware that clinicians are usually sued when their mental health records do not serve to ward off a potential lawsuit. Inappropriate, excessive, or scant minimal records tend to leave clinicians vulnerable to opposing attorneys who can take advantage of this vulnerability to pursue an aggressive and successful approach in the malpractice action.

Dr. Grosso indicated that this book introduces the clinician to a systematic approach of learning how to write balanced and appropriate mental health records. This approach rests on the following chapters: the purpose of mental health records, the appropriate content of mental health records, a presentation of appropriate forms to include in the records, the process of writing notes, and a vast myriad of practice vignettes addressing all note-taking components. To help clinicians throughout the learning process, the book relies on a large number of vignettes presenting clinical challenges and offering possibilities of addressing these challenges with a reasonable approach to writing records.

This book can be an asset to those clinicians, experienced or not, who want to understand the type of documentation that can help them defend themselves from a potential legal action and how to apply this approach systematically in their practice. Many clinicians have let Dr. Grosso know the benefit they derived from his other publications. These benefits ranged from learning how to manage their practice comfortably to actually deflecting an opposing attorney from pursuing a malpractice action. He hopes that this book will help you too. You can find this and other publications at: http://www.fgrosso.com >> PUBLICATIONS.


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