Several years ago a mom asked if I would be willing to work with her family. She had completed my parenting course and wanted more. Because I was (and still today) not a Licensed Counselor in the State of Tennessee I called the state for advice. They sent me the following information that all parents must sign before I begin any work directly with the family or just one member of the family. The paragraph reads:
The state of Tennessee has a Board for Professional Counselors, Marital and Family Therapists. This Board adopts regulations that must be followed. Statute 63-22-102 states that it is an offense for any person who is not licensed as a professional counselor to engage in any activities claiming to be a licensed professional counselor.
Therefore, this agreement is being created in order to advise you that I am not a licensed professional counselor and do not claim to be one. Your signature is recognizing that I have stated to you that I am not a licensed professional counselor and that I will not be held responsible for any actions taken by you and your family members after any of my sessions with your son our any member of your family.
More than eight years later I continue to work with families when my schedule permits. Specific areas include: family value system, discipline, communication, nurturing, anger management, money management and bully behavior.