Duty to Protect: Ethical, Legal, and Professional Considerations for Mental Health Professionals, The

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Psychologists and other mental health professionals rightfully experience significant anxiety regarding their duty to protect when working with potentially dangerous individuals who are at risk of harming others or themselves. In fact, a recent study suggests that 75% are misinformed about their legal duties to such clients. The Duty to Protect dispels myths and provides clinicians, supervisors, and trainers with a comprehensive resource addressing the situations where a duty to protect may apply. The duty itself is defined and described, as are risk assessment steps and interventions to reduce risk. 2008
Learning Objectives
  1. Comprehend the duty to protect from different mental health professionals’ codes of ethics
  2. Understand conflicts that may arise from legal and ethical considerations involved in duty to protect cases.
  3. Understand how the literature regarding duty to protect statutes and cases can be applied to the development of best practice procedures.
  4. Apply theoretical and practical knowledge and concepts in duty to protect case scenarios.
  5. Understand the role of consultation and supervision as they apply to practice considerations in duty to protect cases.
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