Ethics.9.29.09 - c Confidentiality with children and...

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Abnormal Psychology Ethics and Legal Issues I. Responsibilities of Psychologists a. Informed Consent i. Nature of treatment ii. Risks and potential benefits iii. Sometimes, the risks associated with not complying with treatment b. Confidentiality i. Psychologists are legally bound to maintain confidentiality with their clients unless the client is in 1. Imminent danger to self or other 2. Child or elder abuse is suspected (e.g. Mandated Reporting) 3. Elder self-abuse is suspected 4. Client requests that psychologist share confidential information 5. Duty to Warn (Tarasoff case) 6. Privileged Communication and the legal system.
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Unformatted text preview: c. Confidentiality with children and adolescents d. Maintenance of distinct roles (relationships) e. Maintaining competency and practicing within competency 1. Cultural Competency 2. Expertise II. Client Rights a. Right to treatment b. Right to refuse treatment 1. Least restrictive alternatives III. Legal Issues a. Not guilty by reason of insanity b. Right/Wrong rule (M’Naghten Rule) c. Burdon of proof lies with the defense d. Guilty, but mentally ill e. Irresistible impulse defense f. Competency to stand trial...
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