The basic standard of care for school counselors is clear; courts have uniformly held that:
James is in court facing drug-related charges and his therapist was subpoenaed to testify in court regarding any discriminating evidence concerning the case. His therapist came to court but refused to answer questions regarding the case or produce James’s records. The therapist used the following legal concept to protect himself from forced disclosure:
extends the duty to warn in California to a foreseeable, identifiable person who might be near the intended victim when the threat is carried out and thus might also be in danger.
Susan is quite distressed after finding out her husband has been unfaithful. She tells her counselor that she is so angry that she feels like killing him. Upon hearing this, the counselor needs to:
_________________ is designed to encourage reporting of any suspected cases of child, elder, or dependent adult abuse; thus, therapists are advised to err on the side of reporting in uncertain circumstances.
Privileged communication does NOTapply in cases of:
In _____________, the court expanded the practitioner’s duty to warn those in danger to include the circumstance in which a family member communicates to a mental health practitioner a belief that the client poses a risk of grave bodily injury to another person.
An African-American woman was interacting with her child in a domestic abuse shelter when she is over-heard saying to her child, “Keep touching that and I’m going to whoop you.” The social worker that heard this statement should:
The California court’s ruling that requires therapists to breach confidentiality in cases where the general welfare and safety of others is involved is a result of the:
In the case of disclosing confidential information when working with an HIV-positive client, several writers state that the therapist has a duty to protect when the following condition exists:
In most cases, therapists will not have advanced warning that a client is dangerous. Therefore, therapists must be prepared for such an eventuality. Which of the following is NOTa suggestion from the authors’ for preparation?
Two processes that offer safeguards against malpractice liability in suicidal cases are:
The following are all major types of elder abuse EXCEPT:
It is illegal and unethical for a therapist to disclose confidential information when:
Therapists have the responsibility to prevent suicide if they can reasonably anticipate it. Once it is determined that a client is at risk for serious harm to self, the professional is:
_______________ is at the core of effective therapy; it is the counselor’s ethical duty to protect private client communication.
The intended victim’s knowledge of a threat does NOTrelieve therapists of the duty to protect, as can be seen by the decision in:
All of the following pose a number of potential ethical problems with regard to protecting client privacy EXCEPT:
Ethical guidelines regarding confidentiality require that counselors do NOT:
Schools that receive federal funding are generally bound by the provisions of the: