Confidentiality and Duty to Warn .

Confidentiality and Duty to Warn .

Confidentiality and Duty to Warn
You are a psychologist treating a 22-year-old man with a history of depression
and
generalized anxiety who works in retail. He is despondent because he has
learned a
young woman, Susan, who works the counter with him, is dating another man.
In the
past he referred to Susan as his girlfriend. However, when you queried him
about that
he described her friendliness at work, not situations you would consider
dating. He says
her new relationship is “not right.” He shares a fantasy of stalking Susan and
her new
boyfriend on a date and suddenly appearing in order to “catch” them and give
them a
“good scare.” When you ask if he ever desires to hurt them, he says no, just to
scare
them.
What should you do?

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