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Limited Confidentiality Ethics and Laws

(1) Assume that you intend to practice in a private practice setting in Canada. Please provide a clear and exhaustive list of the limits of confidentiality (in simple language that could easily be understood by a client irrespective of level of education). Please also discuss the ethics and laws related to record keeping. Finally, discuss the extent to which the treatment of children can be kept confidential from their parents and at what age they are deemed capable of consenting to treatment. (See the CCA Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. (CCPA))

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Source: Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

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Limits of Confidentiality

(1) Please provide a clear and exhaustive list of the limits of confidentiality (in simple language that could easily be understood by a client irrespective of level of education).

*ACA Ethical Standards on Confidentiality
ACA (Section A.6b)-Confidentiality", counselors obtain client consent prior to engaging in advocacy efforts on behalf of an identifiable client to end of life decisions.
ACA (B.l.d) - counselors explain the limits of confidentiality to at initiation and throughout the counseling process
B.5-"Clients lacking the capacity to provide informed consent "When counseling minor clients or adult clients who lack the capacity to give voluntary, informed consent, counselors protect the confidentiality of information.
B.5.6—"Responsibilities of Parents and Legal Guardians" counselors respect the rights and responsibilities of parents and/or legal guardians regarding the welfare of their children
*CCPA Ethical Standards
B2. Confidentiality-- Counseling relationships and information related to these relationships are kept confidential. The CCPA does not have a section classified as "limited confidentiality". However, there are exceptions to confidentiality that fall under the description of limited confidentiality such as:
(a) Disclosure of imminent danger to avoid harm and protect an individual from harm (e.g. the duty to warn) prevents clear and ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses the ethical guidelines of the ACA and CCPA from the perspective limited confidentiality.

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