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William Reid July 5th, 2006 04:21 PM

Need some posts!
I know you're out there; I can hear you breathing (or at least I see evidence of lots of people reading posts). Problem is, no one is posting. How interesting is that? How about a few comments from some of you counselors, psychiatrists, therapists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, and trainees in the mental health professions?

Not that you have to post on my choices of topics, but I have been particularly involved lately with patients, colleagues, & forensic cases in areas related to the following: clinicians who must testify in court about their patients, suicide assessment and risk, therapist-patient boundaries, assessing emotional damage after various kinds of trauma (accidents, rape, head injury), practical limitations on inpatient care, employer (e.g., clinic or hospital) responsibility for clinician behavior, treatment of prison inmates, and mental patients' responsibility for their actions (e.g., contracts they have signed, participation in relationships, killings). Do those (or other topics at the interface of clinical work and law or ethics) pique anyone's interest? I could use the help.


psychic janie October 4th, 2006 12:41 PM

Re: Need some posts!
i was reading your post dr reid and thought i might offer a couple topics for discussion.....when working with court-referred clients (adults and juveniles) the issues of confidentiality are stretched because of requirements to report to the court. through the years i have developed my own boundaries around this issue that seem to have worked for all, therapists, court, clients, but i would like to hear how others have dealt with this issue. one thing i do is throughly explain to all involved exactly what might be reported and what might not - hmmm, exactly and might in the same sentance, how does that work? so maybe others would like to offer feedback/opinions?

William Reid October 5th, 2006 01:38 PM

Re: Need some posts!
Thanks PJ. I'm going to use your post to start a new thread on the topic. Readers, look for the thread titled "Confidentiality and Working with Courts"


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