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Richard Makover

Richard B. Makover, M.D. is the author of Basics of Psychotherapy: A Practical Guide to Improving Clinical Success, available from Amazon and other booksellers, and from the publisher’s website, APPI.org. His book grew out of decades of clinical practice, along with his administrative and academic experience. He holds a faculty appointment with the Yale University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry.

The Death of Privacy

Posted by Richard Makover on 11/21/17 - 12:53 PM
Nowhere is privacy more important than in the mental health field. We psychotherapists have always insisted on the highest standard of confidentiality for our patients. We want to be more protective than HIPPA and outdo the CIA in insisting on need-to-know. Even without the absolute protection the law gives attorney-client relationships, we resist whenever possible any intrusions from courts and from government investigators. This effort has become even more important as privacy has disappeared from our society. People seem increasingly willing,...
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