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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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Citizens for Free Speech – #SolutionsWatch…

Date: February 14, 2021

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“Patrick Wood joins us to discuss a new non-profit organization he has founded to help combat the threat to free speech: Citizens for Free Speech. With 26,000 members, the CFFS seeks to activate people at the local level and teach them how to better communicate their ideas and combat the threats to fundamental freedoms that are facing us during this generated crisis.
License
Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed)

SHOW NOTES AND MP3:
https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=39897

“When communication stops, the fighting begins”…

…This is one of several reasons why we never tolerate the complete banishment of anybody, at all.

Individual expression is critical, regardless of what ideas one might express…Refusal to interact will only isolate, leaving people to become angry, extreme…and sometimes violent…

An individuals right to express their thoughts is down right sacred.

“…the channels for communication have been destroyed”…Yes!…and this is an obscene travesty, for all people!

In real open dialogue you at least have something to work with, and a way to avoid and heal social conflict [and the really shitty ways we maltreat each other]…

…Allowing these stupid tech companies [or roving mobs of zealots] to impose strict censorship, when they’ve proven time and time again that they don’t even comprehend what they are attacking, is as unjust and disgusting as social manipulation gets.

It is at the root of what causes violence and war.

This never ends well.

Why do you think there has been so much talk by some in the broader MAP community, about terrorist tactics?…fighting back?…making last stands?…potential for killing cops and politicians?…

…This is all a direct consequence of MAP’s being completely locked out of all social dialogue, and all common, peaceful avenue to political grievance solution.

If you are unaware of this…then you are not well traveled among the MAP communities.

No…it’s not everywhere…but it is absolutely out there…

…and people from all angles had best start taking it seriously.

Forcing people out of the public square is not helping anything…In fact, it is causing an alarming amount of hate, aggression and motivation towards real world violence.

This is what happens when you allow tyranny of the powerful, or the majority, to impoverish and terrorize any group habitually…and nobody stands up to defend the group being targeted…and nobody allows the targeted group to peacefully defend itself.

What is so galling to me…is that it is quite well established in research by now, that the simple act of allowing people to express whatever is on their own mind at the moment acts as a pressure valve…and has this massive social impact, on diverting people away from extremism and violent acts…

…Yet this simple, vital need is being aggressively denied to people…

…Why?…Who is gaining in this, and what are they gaining?

…Does it serve the people?

Disclaimer: I do not endorse everything that comes out of the Corbett Report…but the first half of this video is really darn solid.

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Know Your Enemy: Panic! In America (w/ the You’re Wrong About podcast)…


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Date: February 10, 2021

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“Episode Summary

Matt and Sam discuss the role of moral panics in America’s right turn with Sarah Marshall and Michael Hobbes, the hosts of the You’re Wrong About podcast.
Episode Notes

Matt and Sam are joined by special guests Sarah Marshall and Michael Hobbes of the You’re Wrong About podcast to discuss moral panics—from tales of rampant Satanism in the late 1970s to the Stranger Danger wave in the 1980s and beyond—and their role in the rise of rightwing politics in America. What do such “Save the Children” stories tell us about the way the conservative mind conceives of morality and power? What do they tell us about American culture and politics? It all builds to a discussion of QAnon and both the promise and problems with empathy.

FURTHER READING AND LISTENING:

Sarah Marshall, “Remote Control: Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan, and the Spectacles of Female Power and Pain,” The Believer, January 1, 2014

Michael Hobbes, “Everything You Know about Obesity is Wrong,” Huffington Post, September 19, 2018

John Paul Rollert, “Going to Extremes: What Acting Taught Me about the Limits of Empathy,” Commonweal, January 27, 2021

Rebecca Jennings, “What we can learn about QAnon from the Satanic Panic: An Interview with Sarah Marshall,” Vox, Sept 25, 2020

Paul M. Renfro, Stranger Danger: Family Values, Childhood, and the American Carceral State, (Oxford University Press), June 2020.

Listen to You’re Wrong About here, support them on Patreon here, and check out their merch here…”

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Two FBI agents killed, 3 wounded in South Florida during child pornography raid…


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Date: February 07, 2021

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“Two F.B.I. agents died and three more were injured in a deadly shooting in South Florida this morning. The man being investigated in the case was allegedly involved with child pornography, and was found dead. NBC’s Sam Brock joins Shep Smith to report.”

Let’s be honest…

…The only thing hard to predict about this scenario, was the question of “when?”…

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Sex Offender interview – Frankie…


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Date: January 10, 2021

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“Soft White Underbelly interview and portrait of Frankie, a convicted sex offender from the west coast of Florida.”

Hard to tell where to put this one…

…But I think this interview is an important watch.

I feel like I should type out some thoughts…I’m just not really feeling like doing so, right now.

It’s unfortunate that the system ultimately got into his head…and you’ll understand what I mean, near the end…Otherwise, this is actually a really interesting, very honest interview.

It ends on a bad note, I was really hoping it would avoid…but then, it probably would not have been published otherwise…”Have to give the people their expectations”, after all.

I don’t know this guy…Maybe he did violate some principle I would find critical…Maybe he was overly aggressive in finding sexual companionship at a young age…

…It just…I know there has got to be a better way to intervene [if it was such a problem in the first place], than sending them to prison and putting someone on a register.

Is this a case which honestly warranted such?

I know I cannot provide any kind of character witness for Frankie…But I also know humans well enough, to say that he does not carry himself as though he is burdened by deep shame…not for the simple sex acts…and I have to question whether or not, there even was anything there which warranted shame…or demanded an apology…

…It sounds like Frankie was taken advantage of…at least by the 13 year old hustler…

I’m glad he is able to talk about it openly…matter of fact…

People should understand…these are also the kinds of people and cases, which get destroyed by the system for the “crime” of “being a pervert”…

…Am I placing too much faith and grace into Frankie?…I don’t know…

…But I do know, that is not someone who strikes me as deserving what the state and society did to him.

There are good people who end up in these exact situations…Frankie may very well be one of those people.

In addition, I’m glad Frankie talked about a real danger to BoyLovers…That being, hustler boys who are literally only out to seduce and blackmail.

This is a real thing…BoyLovers have been devastated, by what these types of boys did to them.

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