What Happens if a Client Confesses to Murder? – Counselor Limits of Confidentiality…


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Date: July 25, 2021

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“This video answers the question: If a client confesses a murder to a counselor, does the counselor have to report it? I’ve heard a number of variants of this question as well, so not just murder, but other serious crimes like assault kidnapping, bank robbery, drug trafficking, and other crime. Now this may seem like a rare situation, but we do know that 40% of murders remain unsolved and of course high percentages of other serious crimes are unsolved as well. Many of these offenders do continue to commit crimes, so they could be in prison for something else and not the crime that they’re trying to hide. However, it is still possible and there have been counselors who have been in this situation before.

One key consideration would be the Duty to Warn / Duty to Protect as they may be applicable depending on the circumstances. This is combining the responsibilities of a mental health clinician to treat a client and help that client with this idea of protecting other people or protecting the public from the client. It gets into an area that a lot of counselors feel uncomfortable with and there are actually a lot of reasons to feel uncomfortable with it, because the law the duty to warn law or the duty to protect law is different in each state.
When we talk about the Tarasoff case, we’re really actually talking about two cases: there was a Tarasoff ruling in 1974 that provided this duty to warn (Tarasoff I), and Tarasoff II in 1976, which changed the duty to warn over to a duty to protect. The key finding in these cases was that the protective privilege of therapy ends where public peril begins.

Granich, S. (2012). Duty To Warn, Duty To Protect. New Social Worker, 19(1), 4–7.

Downs, L. (2015). The duty to protect a patient’s right to confidentiality: Tarasoff, HIV, and confusion. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 15(2), 160–170

Goodman, T. A. (1985). From Tarasoff to Hopper: The Evolution of the Therapist’s Duty to Protect Third Parties. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 3(2), 195–225.

Pabian, Y. L., Welfel, E., & Beebe, R. S. (2009). Psychologists’ knowledge of their states’ laws pertaining to Tarasoff-type situations. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(1), 8–14.

Simone, S., & Fulero, S. M. (2005). Tarasoff and the Duty to Protect. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 11(1/2), 145–168.

Stone, A. A. (1976). The Tarasoff Decisions: Suing Psychotherapists to Safeguard Society. Harvard Law Review, 90(2), 358.

Monahan, J. (1993). Limiting therapist exposure to Tarasoff liability: Guidelines for risk containment. American Psychologist, 48(3), 242–250.

Gutheil, T. G. (2001). Moral justification for Tarasoff-type warnings and breach of confidentiality: A clinician’s perspective. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 19(3), 345–353.

Weinstock, R., Leong, G. B., & Silva, J. A. (2001). Potential erosion of psychotherapist–patient privilege beyond California: dangers of “criminalizing” Tarasoff. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 19(3), 437–449.

Borum, R., & Reddy, M. (2001). Assessing violence risk in Tarasoff situations: a fact-based model of inquiry. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 19(3), 375–385.

Buckner, F., & Firestone, M. (2000). “Where the public peril begins”: 25 years after Tarasoff. Journal of Legal Medicine, 21(2), 187–222.”

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Alex Jones DESPERATELY Drags Hillary Clinton Into Sandy Hook Lawsuits…


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Date: July 24, 2021

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“InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones could finally face legal consequences over his claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school massacre was a false flag, with multiple civil cases filed by relatives of the victims set for trial in the spring of 2022.

But the bombastic radio host has one last-ditch strategy before one of those lawsuits reaches a Connecticut courtroom next May: deposing former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

Citation:
https://www.thedailybeast.com/alex-jones-last-ditch-defense-in-sandy-hook-lawsuit-depose-hillary-clinton

I knew this law suit was on the horizon…and I’m pretty certain Alex Jones’ goose is cooked.

As I’ve said before…I’ve known about Alex Jones ever since the 1990’s…and he’s never been especially concerned about making it clear that “he’s just playing a fictional role”…All disclaimers were curiously absent, or not practically obvious at the very least.

You combine this with targeting real, individual people in the world, and intentionally provoking an unhinged audience into extremist behavior…and there just is no defense…

…”I’m just a performance artist”, is way too little…way too late…He’s been doing this for decades.

He should have been saying that up front, all along.

He’d still be a ghoul for targeting murdered children and their families…but he’d at least have had that disclaimer to legally hide behind.

The question is…what does he really believe, and what are his real intentions…

I don’t believe he is “just a performance artist” at heart.

I have the impression, from long term exposure to this guy…that he’d be quite pleased at being instrumental in the overthrow of the U.S. government, setting himself up as some type of “moral authority”, and tormenting [possibly lynching] minorities.

When he was just on the radio, he was being carried by stations which also carried the Westboro Baptist Church…and a lot of what he expressed, wove seamlessly with their broadcasts.

This is not a good, decent person.

He had to tone down his rhetoric and obsession over homosexuals when he came online…but has he honestly ever changed his spots?

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Chris Hedges – The HORRIFIC State of the American Empire…

Date: July 23, 2021

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“Christopher Lynn Hedges (born September 18, 1956) is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Presbyterian minister, author and television host. His books include War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning (2002), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction; Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle (2009); Death of the Liberal Class (2010); Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt (2012), written with cartoonist Joe Sacco, which was a New York Times best-seller; Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt (2015); and his most recent, America: The Farewell Tour (2018). Obey, a documentary by British filmmaker Temujin Doran, is based on his book Death of the Liberal Class.[1]

Hedges spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central America, West Asia, Africa, the Middle East (he is fluent in Arabic), and the Balkans. He has reported from more than fifty countries, and has worked for The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Dallas Morning News, and The New York Times,[2] where he was a foreign correspondent for fifteen years (1990–2005) serving as the paper’s Middle East Bureau Chief and Balkan Bureau Chief during the war in the former Yugoslavia.

In 2001, Hedges contributed to The New York Times staff entry that received the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for the paper’s coverage of global terrorism. He also received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism in 2002.[3] He has taught at Columbia University, New York University, the University of Toronto and Princeton University.[2][4][5][6]

Hedges, who wrote a weekly column for the progressive news website Truthdig for 14 years, was fired along with all of the editorial staff in March 2020.[7][8][9] Hedges and the staff had gone on strike earlier in the month to protest the publisher’s attempt to fire the Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer, demand an end to a series of unfair labor practices and the right to form a union.[10] He hosts the Emmy-nominated program On Contact for the RT (formerly Russia Today) television network.[11]

Hedges has also taught college credit courses for several years in New Jersey prisons as part of the B.A. program offered by Rutgers University.[12] He has described himself as a socialist,[13][14] specifically an anarchist,[15][16] identifying with Dorothy Day in particular.[17]

-From Wikipedia”

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