Abnormal Psych - Essays Exam 3

That it is easy to suggest information and fool

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that it is easy to suggest information and fool someone into giving misinformation they think is real. B) You are called by a lawyer to confirm that patient X is being seen by you in treatment and the lawyer indicated that he is sending his assistant to your office now to pick up a copy of the treatment records. Explain what you would do and explain what ethical principle is involved here. The ethical principal of confidentiality is in play here. You cannot give the personal records to the lawyer’s assistant. You need to have written consent from the patient and then you can only give the information to the lawyer and only was is relevant to the case at hand, not the entire history of treatment and medical assistance. C) Your client discusses strong homicidal intent in your session against a specific victim. You determine that he is at high risk of violence towards this specific victim. What should you do? Describe any legal obligations you have in this situation. Include in your discussion the 1976 legal case in California. You must break confidentiality. Due to the California case of 1976 where a patient told a psychologist that he wanted to hurt his ex girlfriend Tanya, and than later stabbed and killed her, “protective privilege ends where public peril begins”. A psychologist has a duty to protect and so they must break confidentiality to protect others from harm. Even if the hint of harm is told to you by someone other than the client, like a family member!!
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