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Social and Legal  Aspects of Treatment 15.3
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The Duty to Protect Scenario: Suppose someone tells his psychotherapist that he plans to kill his former girlfriend. The therapist doubts the threat and ignores it. However, a few days later, the client really does kill his ex-girlfriend, who happens to be your sister. Should your family be able to sue the therapist and collect damages? To my left: Yes To my right: No Why???
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De/Institutionalization How do we know who should be institutionalized? What should the rules be? How do we know if we are right/wrong? Famous psychiatric patients/people in need of psychiatric help To Kill a Mockingbird, “Boo Radley,” The neighbor they taunt who eventually saves them I Know This Much is True, by Wally Lamb. Twin brothers, one with schizophrenia; he is “crazy” but the only one who knows the “truth.”
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When did they break? Real People:
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2010 for the course PSY 22518 taught by Professor Dr.chrismayhorn during the Fall '09 term at N.C. State.

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