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When Mental Health Professionals Should Consider a Referral

May 15, 2017|Clinician’s Corner|

Reviewed by Jodi Jaspan, MS, LPC In order to provide the best client care, mental health professionals must know when to consider a referral. According to the American Mental Health Counselors Association, a leading organization designed to support mental health professionals, first and foremost counselors must not abandon or neglect their clients.1 That doesn't mean the counselor must stay in the counseling relationship. When a mental health professional determines that they can't benefit the client and the client still needs assistance, a referral is the best option. Best Referral Practices When a mental health professional uses a holistic approach [...]