Category Archives: Confidentiality

Confidentiality and Authorization Forms

… The general rule is that therapists and counselors do not release patient information unless [...]

Parental Access to Records of Minor

… One area where I get repeated questions involves the right of parents to access the mental [...]

Confidentiality and Authorization Forms

… One of the public policy principles that the HIPAA regulations were influenced by was the [...]

Group Therapy

… When a counselor or therapist is working with a group, the duty of confidentiality is of course [...]

Fact of the Relationship

… Care must be taken to protect the confidentiality of not only the records and communications [...]

Death of the Patient

… Suppose that your client/patient doesn’t appear for a scheduled appointment and that shortly [...]

The Unexpected Caller

… Suppose you are counseling a mother and her child. Suppose further that you are aware that the [...]


… Therapists often ask whether or not confidentiality may or must be compromised when the [...]

The Search Warrant

… Suppose law enforcement officials unexpectedly appear at your office and inform you that they [...]

Dangerous Patient?

… Suppose that your patient is a commercial airline pilot who tells you that he has begun to [...]

“No Secrets” Policy (Couple Being Treated)

… When therapists and counselors view the couple as the client, a question arises about the [...]

Couple Being Treated

… Therapists and counselors often let patients know about confidentiality and the exceptions to [...]

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