Group Consent And Confidentiality
n situations where there is more than one “identified client”—such as when conducting therapy sessions for couples, families, or groups, there are special considerations for defining the client, the limits of confidentiality, and documentation practices.
In your initial post, discuss the factors to consider when protecting the welfare of a client in situations where there is more than one person in the therapeutic encounter. What are steps that must be taken in advising all parties about their role, their records, the limits of confidentiality, and informed consent? Cite examples from the course textbook or your experience to illustrate how a counselor might manage consent and confidentiality in a family or group setting.