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Introduction to Psychology 11th Edition

Introduction to Psychology (11th Edition)

Book Edition11th Edition
PublisherCengage Learning
Section 15.1: An Overview of Abnormal Behavior
Section 15.2: Anxiety Disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Section 15.3: Substance-Related Disorders
Section 15.5: Treatment of Mental Illness
Chapter 15, Section 15.5, Review Questions , Exercise 7
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The Tarasoff ruling requires a therapist to warn or protect anyone whom a psychotherapy patient seriously threatens. What is one major risk that results from this policy?

(a) A call to the threatened person might awaken him or her in the middle of the night.

(b) Many therapists will have to be trained in certain aspects of the law.

(c) Potentially dangerous clients may avoid psychotherapy.

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