The duty to protect : ethical, legal, and professional considerations for mental health professionals

TitleThe duty to protect : ethical, legal, and professional considerations for mental health professionals
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2009
Edition1st
Paginationxiv, 282 p.
PublisherAmerican Psychological Association
Place PublishedWashington, DC
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number1433804123
Accession Number15335854
KeywordsDangerous , Dangerously , duty , etc. , laws , Mental
AbstractThis book discusses the responsibilities and ethical questions that often arise for psychologists and other mental health professionals who try to balance their duty to protect when working with potentially dangerous individuals who are at risk of harming themselves or others. This book discusses the legal duties professionals have to these kinds of clients, and provides readers with a comprehensive resource addressing the situations where a duty to protect may apply.
Notes2008026716101476776edited by James L. Werth Jr., Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel, G. Andrew H. Benjamin.27 cm.Includes bibliographical references and indexes.Introduction to the duty to protect / Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel, James L. Werth Jr., and G. Andrew H. Benjamin -- A review of duty-to-protect statutes, cases, and procedures for positive practice / G. Andrew H. Benjamin, Le'a Kent, and Skultip Sirikantraporn -- The duty to protect and the ethical standards of professional organizations / Rita Sommers-Flanagan, John Sommers-Flanagan, and Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel -- International ethics codes and the duty to protect / Mark M. Leach -- Protecting others from homicide and serious harm / Derek Truscott and Jim Evans -- Risk assessment and the duty to protect in cases involving intimate partner violence / Alan Rosenbaum and Lynn S. Dowd -- Working with the stalking offender : considerations for risk assessment and intervention / Barry Rosenfeld, Joanna Fava, and Michele Galietta -- Threats against public officials : considerations for risk assessment, reporting, and intervention / Marisa Reddy Randazzo and Michelle Keeney --Driving and operating other equipment : legal and ethical issues / Samuel Knapp and Leon VandeCreek -- The duty to protect : mental health practitioners and communicable diseases / Leslie Kooyman and Bob Barret -- The duty to protect suicidal clients : ethical, legal, and professional considerations / David A. Jobes and Stephen S. O'Connor -- Strategies for responding to self-injury : when does the duty to protect apply? / Barent Walsh -- End-of-life decisions and the duty to protect / James L. Werth Jr. and Jessica M. Richmond -- Self-care in the context of threats of violence or self-harm from clients / Christiane Brems and Mark E. Johnson -- Emerging issues in the duty to protect / Elizabeth Reynolds Welfel -- Practice and policy responses to the duty to protect / James L. Werth Jr. ... [et al.].
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