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Confidentiality limits in psychotherapy [electronic resource] : ethics checklists for mental health professionals / Mary Alice Fisher, University of Virginia.

Author/Creator:
Fisher, Mary Alice, author.
Publication:
Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, 2016.
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Book
1 online resource (vi, 131 pages)
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APA PsycBOOKS.
Subjects:
Psychotherapist and patient -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Confidential communications.
Medical subjects:
Psychotherapy -- ethics.
System Details:
Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
"Can therapists keep their patients' secrets? Should they? Psychotherapists are careful to safeguard information about their clients, but in some instances, they may be legally or otherwise compelled to disclose information, even without client consent. This little confidentiality manual walks readers through this complex topic, using the author's easy-to-follow six-step Ethical Practice Model. The checklist format enables therapists to inform themselves systematically about ethical options and relevant state and federal laws, so they can decide if, when, and in what respects they will limit their protection of clients' confidences--and then discuss these limits with prospective clients. The chapters and case studies are full of useful information, making this the most convenient guide available to therapists on the topic. Resource lists and appendices for further reading are included. An essential tool not only for practicing therapists but also for ethics professors in clinical training programs, supervisors of students on internships and practica, and peer consultants, this handy reference belongs on every practitioner's desktop"--Publicity materials. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved).
Contents:
Introduction
The ethical ABCs of conditional confidentiality
Step 1. Prepare to protect confidentiality rights
Step 2. Tell prospective clients the truth about foreseeable limits of confidentiality
Step 3. Obtain "truly informed" consent before disclosing confidential information voluntarily
Step 4. Respond ethically to laws that require "involuntary" disclosures
Step 5. Avoid preventable breaches of confidentiality
Step 6. Talk about confidentiality : educate each other and the public.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2016
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ISBN:
9781433821899 (spiral)
1433821893 (spiral)
9781433821905 (digital : undefined format)
1433821907 (digital : undefined format)
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Restricted for use by site license.