What is Informed Consent?
Informed consent is a necessary prerequisite for any type of research study. Click here for a copy of a sample Informed Consent and you can see in bold the necessary components of what an Informed Consent must address. If you are measuring outcomes in your practice for your information only and not for a formal research study, you can embed informed consent into your practice contract with your patient. If you are writing up a case study and you want to submit it for publication, you must obtain informed consent from your client. Please visit the following website for more information about informed consent and various samples of diverse informed consent forms:
Informed Consent in Psychotherapy & Counseling
Sample Informed Consent