Confidentiality and Practice
After reading the chapter in your textbook about confidentiality, in your initial post discuss the differences between confidentiality, privileged communication, and the right to privacy. Provide one example of a situation that illustrates each of these concepts. Include references to one or more professional codes of ethics that apply to the concepts. Discuss the limits of confidentiality when there is a potential threat of harm to self or others, and how these limitations are communicated to a client.
In your Ethical Practice in the Human Services textbook, read the following:
Chapter 9, Confidentiality, pages 215233.
Use the Capella University Library to read the following:
Ivers, N. N., & Perry, R. L. (2014). A time to tell? Legal issues regarding the duty to warn and protect. Journal of Human Services, 34(1), 7081.
Melchert, T. P., & Patterson, M. M. (1999). Duty to warn and interventions with HIV-positive clients. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30(2), 180186.
Use the Internet to review the following:
National Organization for Human Services. (2015). Ethical standards for human service professionals. Retrieved from
Writing Self-Assessment
Earlier in your program, you took a writing self-assessment. Retake the Writing Self-Assessment now. See where you have improved and where you still have opportunities for growth.