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Description - Confidentiality Versus the Duty to Protect by James C. Beck

Designed to help psychiatrists and other psychotherapists deal with problems created by exceptions to confidentiality, this book presents a discussion of the law as it relates to clinical issues of confidentiality versus the duty to protect. The book is divided into two sections. The first section includes a chapter on basic issues, an overview of the law, and chapters on applications of the law in specific clinical settings. The other chapters address clinical practice in the office, the emergency room and the hospital. In the second section, the chapters examine specific clinical situations in which the duty to protect arises. Other chapters focus on issues relating to children and families, on sexual misconduct of therapists, on HIV positive patients, on patients with dual diagnosis of mental disorder and substance abuse and anti-social personality and post-traumatic stress disorder. The book concludes with the presentation of a clinical case in which the patient poses a threat to the potential victim.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880481700
ISBN-10: 0880481706
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 150mm x 25mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James C. Beck

James C. Beck, M.D., Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Cambridge Court Clinic in Cambridge, Massachusetts.