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What happens if an individual psychologist in Canada breaks this code of ethics because they fear the ramifications from a mentally ill client? What then? 

Aug 19th, 2015

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The changing nature of societal demands and information technologies have led many to express concerns about the traditional meaning of confidentiality in mental health practice and even whether true privacy exists any more.

effective psychotherapy depends upon an atmosphere of confidence and trust in which the patient is willing to make a frank and complete disclosure of facts, emotions, memories, and fears. Because of the sensitive nature of the problems for which individuals consult psychotherapists, disclosure of confidential communications made during counseling sessions may cause embarrassment or disgrace. For this reason, the mere possibility of disclosure may impede development of the confidential relationship necessary for successful treatment.

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Aug 19th, 2015

reference?

Aug 19th, 2015

Below is the reference, reading the entire article gives you an in-depth understanding of the topic;

"What Should I Do?" - 39 Ethical Dilemmas Involving Confidentiality 
by Gerald P. Koocher, Ph.D., ABPP and Patricia Keith‑Spiegel, Ph.D.


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