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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 9 years ago

What are some basic rules on counseling minors?

What are counselors allowed to tell parents? How much privacy is given to a minor? Is the parent privy to all information discussed in the meeting?

4 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Parents have no greater access than anyone else under health care privacy laws.


    A counselor is allowed, nay, required, to inform a person of authority if they feel their patient is about to do something that would harm themselves or another. Most counselors are not unreasonable about this. Information collected is sometimes used to guide a parent, but won't cross a line. Some counselors will violate the patient's trust under this rule. Some counselors will talk to the adult and then violate that privacy to the patient.

    So technically, maybe. It really depends on the counselor and what's said. This is one of those times where a referral would be a good idea. Parents aren't meant to know every detail, but may need certain information. A delicate balance that can be achieved. You just have to find the right counselor.

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  • 9 years ago

    The only information a counselor reveals to parents or authorities is whether or not the minor is a danger to him or herself or to the family or public. All other information is totally confidential.

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  • 6 years ago

    Pls help ..what are the basic question that can be asked during counseling a minor?

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  • 9 years ago

    Counselors should always where their clothes when counseling minors.

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