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I mean, can the psychologist/ is it necessary for the psychologist to tell he parents about things. How far does this go? As in what does he need to tell them? Suicidal thoughts, cutting, grades, condition? I really need to know. Thanks.
Erinkidd01 Erinkidd01 18-21, F 9 Answers Jan 12, 2010

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WHATEVER YOUR CONCERNS ARE ,ADDRESS THEM WITH THE PSYCHOLOGIST-I AM SURE HE/SHE WILL ALLEVIATE YOUR FEARS AND IN SOME STATES IF A PSYCHOLOGIST FEELS A PERSON IS A DANGER TO HIMSELF OR OTHERS,LEGALLY,THEY HAVE TO COMMIT THEM!MY BEST ADVICE--TALK WITH YOUR CHILD,BUT,MOST IMPORTANT,LISTEN AND HEAR WHAT IT IS YOUR CHILD IS SAYING,GIVE EXTRA LOVE AND HUGS--THEY MAY NOT SEEM LIKE LOVING RECIPIENTS',BUT,DEEP DOWN-IT MAKES THEM FEEL GOOD AND LOVE IS FREE!! JUST TRY TO PUT YOURSELF IN YOUR KID'S PLACE--MY TEEN ADMITTED THAT THERE IS SO MUCH PRESSURE ON THEM BY THEIR TEACHERS' TO BE RESPONSIBLE,GROW UP,TELLING THEM IT IS HARD IN THE REAL WORLD--AND WHILE I AGREE--MY BABY JUST STILL WANTS TO BE A BABY A WHILE LONGER--SO AT HOME--LOTS OF LOVE AND BABYING-IN THE REAL WORLD--RESPONSIBLE TEEN STUDENT-GOOD BEHAVIOR-ETC..SOMETIMES IT IS THE LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE IT TOUGH---HOLD ONTO HIM/HER A LITTLE BIT LONGER--WITH LOTS OF LOVE--LET THEM KNOW THEY WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR BABY!!MY TEEN WAS ACTING OUT AND SUCH SO WHEN I HEARD WHAT SHE WAS SAYING ABOUT NOT WANTING TO GROW UP,ABOUT BEING AFRAID TO GO TO A JOB,IT IS ALL NEW AND SCARY FOR THEM..I TOLD HER--INSIDE YOU NEVER HAVE TO GROW UP--YOU'LL ENJOY LIFE MORE!!

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Here in WA State, the child has total confidentiality at age 13, medical and psychological. You must have your child's permission to get any medical information.

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havent dealt with head shrinkers too much ,but here goes,i think should be a point when the patient ,Dr. relationship needs to include other pros who can help.

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Absolute confidentiality is best. I say that as a parent. My kid is really astute. It am always amazed by the wisdom that comes from his mouth. But he still has his issues. I dont really want to know what observations he has made about me - I am likely to muck it up.

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Like the said if you are to a danger to yourself or others It is manadtory she reports this to your parents.

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Unless you're an immediate danger to yourself or others, the psychologist is bound to say nothing to your parents.

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