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Category - Appraisal

What is one instance that might cause a clinician to break the strong code of client confidentiality?
  1. Feeling the need to talk
  2. Duty to warn
  3. When therapist is going on vacation
  4. None of the above
Answer - B - The Duty to warn directive is one instance the therapist might break the confidentiality code of ethics. If the client is strongly indicating suicide or the harming of someone else, the therapist would probably discuss this with a colleague or supervisor and then act as needed with the decision reached between the therapist and colleague/supervisor. The therapist duty is to protect his/her client and any person that client might harm.
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