Unit 5.1 db: criminal behavior

 When clients have a history of criminal activity, in many circumstances counselors and therapists are bound to keep that history confidential.  A client who reveals to a licensed psychologist that she robbed a liquor store last week, for example, probably has a right to have that information kept confidential unless she injured a child or elder or otherwise acted in ways that come under the mandated reporting laws. How do you feel about keeping such information confidential? 

In response to your peers, discuss strategies to alleviate the personal conflict you may feel about maintaining confidentiality relating to legal issues.

Additional resources:

 Mental Health Professionals’ Duty to Warn 

  Finding technology’s role in the counseling relationship