"Erosion of Client Rights in Psychotherapy" is a clear and much needed update on client rights and psychotherapist responsibilities. As courts and third party payers increase their power to make treat-ment decisions, clients' rights are diminished. Dr. Austin emphati-cally maps out the sinkholes these changes create for both clients and psychotherapists. I will personally use this book in my clinical and forensic practice. I will also use it as one of the texts for my forensic psychology doctoral students in the Ethics course I teach at Alliant International University, Los Angeles.
Sherry L. Skidmore, Ph.D., Diplomate, Forensic Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology.
This is an essential book that should be on every psychotherapist's desk. In my opinion it sets the standard for competent practice.
Kenneth L. Meyer, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist.
Dr. Austin brings his 48 years of experience to this book. He spent three years as Ethics Chair for the California Psychological Associa-tion and has been an expert witness for the AG in California since 1984.
Rita Marie Sequeira, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist.
Dr. Austin has contributed greatly to the practicing psychologist's peace of mind. He has written a clear, detailed and informative book that will enable professionals to provide adequate care to patients while mired in a system of complex rules. Psychologists will find this book practical and complete. It is a notable contribution to every professional library.
Connie Taylor, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist