Legal & Ethical Issues for Mental Health Professionals, Volume I: Confidentiality, Privilege, Reporting, and Duty to Warn
- What's the difference between privilege and confidentiality?
- When are therapists allowed to break confidentiality and when are they required to?
- When can progress notes or confidential psychotherapy notes be subpoenaed as evidence in a trial?
- How does a therapist know when to break confidentiality to warn someone of potential danger?
- What exactly does "reasonable cause to suspect" mean when deciding whether to report child abuse?
- Is failing to report child abuse an ethical violation, or is it actually a crime?
See Volume II on dual relationships, boundaries, standards of care and termination.
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From watching this video, you'll know how to:
• Describe the differences between confidentiality and privilege
• Define mandated, permitted and authorized breaches of confidentiality
• Discuss situations in which mental health providers have a duty to warn
• Explain a mental health professional’s duty to report child and elder abuse
• Identify common exceptions to confidentiality
- Describe the differences between confidentiality and privilege
- Define mandated, permitted and authorized breaches of confidentiality
- Discuss situations in which mental health providers have a duty to warn
- Explain a mental health professional's duty to report child and elder abuse
- Identify common exceptions to confidentiality