1. It is illegal and unethical for a therapist to disclose confidential information when:
2. _______________ extends the duty to warn in California to a foreseeable, identifiable person who might be near the intended victim when the threat is carried out and thus might also be in danger.
3. Therapists have the responsibility to prevent suicide if they can reasonably anticipate it. Once it is determined that a client is at risk for serious harm to self, the professional is:
4. The HIPAA Privacy Rule was designed to provide a uniform level of privacy and security on the federal level. This Privacy Rule, which applies to both paper and electronic transmissions of protected health information by covered entities, developed out of the concern
that transmission of health care information through electronic means could lead to widespread gaps in the protection of client confidentiality. Which of the following is NOT a requirement of The Privacy Rule?
5. All of the following pose a number of potential ethical problems with regard to protecting client privacy EXCEPT:
6. In _____________, the court expanded the practitioner’s duty to warn those in danger to include the circumstance in which a family member communicates to a mental health practitioner a belief that the client poses a risk of grave bodily injury to another person.
7. Jolene tells her counselor that she is depressed about the break-up of her relationship and "just wishes she could go to sleep and never wake up." In this case, the counselor needs to:
8. _______________ is at the core of effective therapy; it is the counselor’s ethical duty to protect private client communication.
9. The following are all major types of elder abuse EXCEPT:
10. _________________ is designed to encourage reporting of any suspected cases of child, elder, or dependent adult abuse; thus, therapists are advised to err on the side of reporting in uncertain circumstances.
11. An African-American woman was interacting with her child in a domestic abuse shelter when she is over-heard saying to her child, "Keep touching that and I'm going to whoop you." The social worker that heard this statement should:
12. Which of the following would be an ineffective way of managing a client's suicidal ideation?
13. Ethical guidelines regarding confidentiality require that counselors do NOT:
14. The basic standard of care for school counselors is clear; courts have uniformly held that:
15. Two processes that offer safeguards against malpractice liability in suicidal cases are:
16. Schools that receive federal funding are generally bound by the provisions of the:
17. In the case of disclosing confidential information when working with an HIV-positive client, several writers state that the therapist has a duty to protect when the following condition exists:
18. In ___________, a Supreme Court decision ruled that communications between licensed psychotherapists and their clients are privileged and therefore protected from forced disclosure in cases arising under federal law.
19. The experts who testified at this trial believed the school board failed to provide adequate training for school personnel. Without training, school personnel will most likely underestimate the lethality of suicidal thoughts, statements, and attempts. The conclusion of this expert testimony was that the student would not have committed suicide if the employees had been adequately trained. Persuaded by this input,
the court held that the school could be found negligent for failing to notify the decedent’s mother. This explains the court decision in which court case?
20. Most counseling centers and community mental health agencies now have guidelines regarding the duty to warn and protect when the welfare of others is at stake. These guidelines generally specify how to deal with:
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