Seemingly the most foundational obligation between the counselor and the client,
confidentiality is wrought with complex considerations and exceptions that can impose difficult
considerations in today?۪s environment: What are a counselor?۪s obligations to minors vs.
parents? Does lay and pastoral counseling pose any special concerns? When does a counselor
have a duty to warn of potential harm and how will a court determine if that duty is or is not
met? This session is designed to answer these questions and the most complex considerations
relating to confidentiality.
Presented by: Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.
- Study the foundational legal and ethical obligations to clients, and exceptions to these >confidentiality obligations
- Examine and analyze the most “tricky” confidentiality issues and learn the best practices to help shield themselves from legal liability
- Engage in an interactive discussion on when to retain legal counsel and/or other help when navigating complex confidentiality issues, including case scenarios illustrating more complex issues