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  •  That is actually the law in every state. (9+ / 0-)

    Tarasoff I & II were court decisions, but the University was hammered because they did not follow already existing law. The therapist destroyed Prosenjit Poddar's file on instructions from a supervisor.  Then Poddar killed Tatiana Tarasoff, just as he had told the therapist he was going to do.  

    Every single State and Province of Canada provides a cover for warning of danger to self or others.  Where it becomes murky is if the client or patient does not disclose a specific intent. Some vague comment about hating everyone or statements to the effect, 'stop the world and let me off' is not grounds for reporting; nor should it be, otherwise therapists would have to report virtually all their patients.

    As I have written elsewhere this evening, the exceptions to confidentiality laws are: 1) when a patient is at risk for imminent danger to self or others, or 2) discloses child abuse.  

    The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand. - Sun Tzu

    by Otteray Scribe on Fri Jul 27, 2012 at 08:26:45 PM PDT

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