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ERIC Number: EJ779643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1066-4807
Confidentiality Issues when Minor Children Disclose Family Secrets in Family Counseling
McCurdy, Kenneth G.; Murray, Kenneth C.
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v11 n4 p393-398 2003
The literature addressing ethical issues involved in the disclosure of family secrets in counseling has typically focused on secrets disclosed by adults, ignoring the ethical issues surrounding individual disclosure by minor children and confidentiality within the family counseling context. This article explores family secrets, confidentiality with minors, and breaching confidentiality. A case example of an individual session disclosure with a minor child is presented along with ethical considerations and practice recommendations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A