Confidential Relationships: Psychoanalytic, Ethical, and Legal Contexts

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Christine M. Koggel, Allannah Furlong, Charles Levin
Rodopi, 2003 - Law - 263 pages
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This book focuses the collective attention of psychotherapists, the legal community, social scientists, and ethicists on the moral, legal, and clinical problems of confidentiality in psychotherapeutic practice. By providing timely and important interdisciplinary contributions, the book opens the way to understanding, if not resolving, the conflicting interests and values at stake in the debate on confidentiality.

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ONE Questions and Themes
TWO The Questionable Contribution of Psychotherapeutic
FOUR Public Private
The Malaise of Confidentiality
SIX The Moral Framework of Confidentiality and
The History
ELEVEN Responding to Defense Demands for Clients Records
TWELVE Confidentiality Human Relationships and Law Reform
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Page 2 - Whatever, in connection with my professional practice or not in connection with it, I see or hear in the life of men, which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge as reckoning that all such should be kept secret.

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Allannah Furlong, Ph.D., is a private practice Psychologist and Psychoanalyst (member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society and the International Psychoanalytical Association). She was co chair of the 2000 conference, "Confidentiality & Society: Psychoanalysis, Ethics, and the Law" in Montreal. She is the author of several articles on technical and ethical issues concerning the treatment setting, including the topics of clinical reporting, payment, dossier access, and "counter transference translation." Her current research is into the auto theorizing function of memory.
Christine Koggel is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bryn Mawr College. Her main areas of teaching and research are moral and political theory, practical ethics, and feminist theory. She is the author of Perspectives on Equality: Constructing a Relational Theory (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998); editor of Moral Issues in Global Perspective (Broadview 1999); and co-editor (with Wesley Cragg) of the fourth edition (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1997) and the fifth edition (McGraw-Hill Ryerson, forthcoming 2003) of Contemporary Moral Issues.
Charles Levin, Ph.D., is a member of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society (CPS) in full time practice in Montreal. He is President of the Quebec English Branch of the CPS and Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program in Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University. He was co-chair of the Conference: "Confidentiality & Society: Psychotherapy, Ethics and the Law," held in Montreal, October 13 15, 2000. His publications include Jean Baudrillard: A Study in Cultural Metaphysics (London: Prentice Hall, 1995).

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