This study assessed the adolescent client's perceptions of the limits of confidentiality as well as their privacy demands.
Thirty adolescent subjects undergoing treatment for substance abuse were asked to respond to questionnaires consisting of 10 scenarios reflecting confidentiality issues. Subjects responded to each scenario by choosing outcomes to represent what they believed the counselor should do and what they would prefer the counselor to do. Three parallel forms of an original research questionnaire were used to represent the following treatment modalities: individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.
The results supported the hypotheses that minor clients have a general understanding of the limits of confidentiality, but would prefer more privacy in most situations. Therapy modality did not appear to affect privacy expectations.
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McGuire, John M.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Arts and Sciences
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Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences
Turner, Teresa F., "Adolescent Clients' Understanding of and Demands for Confidentiality" (1988). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4350.