ERIC Number: EJ564950
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Adolescents' Self-Determination: Assuming Competency Until Otherwise Proven.
Hall, Alex S.; Jugovic, Heidi J.
Journal of Mental Health Counseling, v19 n3 p256-67 Jul 1997
Explores adolescents' level of legal and psychological cognitive competence associated with self-determination in mental-health decisions. Demonstrates that a legal standard presumes incompetence until otherwise proven, and that a psychological standard presumes competence until disproven. Advocates using a standard that presumes competence and recommends counseling adolescents with this standard. (RJM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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