While i would not go into full detail i can let her

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to lie. While I would not go into full detail, I can let her mom know that Marcie is having suicidal thoughts and that there is a gun at her home. The reason I can break this part of the confidentiality is because of the above code. However, I need to make sure that I also follow code 2.B.e. which states, “To the extent possible, clients are informed before confidential information is disclosed and are involved in the
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disclosure decision-making process. When circumstances require the disclosure of confidential information, only essential information is revealed.” I need to make sure Marcie understands that everything will not be revealed but because there is a chance of potential harm to not only herself but possibly her mother, she needs to know. There are several legal or ethical concerns in regards to this case. The first is the cause of her problems, being in love with a married man. Second, is that she has a gun that is not registered to herself at her home. Third, getting her to the hospital even though she does not want her mom to know what is going on. References ACA Governing Council. (2014). 2014 ACA code of ethics. Retrieved May 1, 2017, from American Counseling Association: - code-of-ethics.pdf?sfvrsn=4
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  • Winter '16
  • Laura Pipoly
  • Ethics , Want, Confidentiality, Secrecy, Marcie

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