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Discussion of the Patient Who Slapped a Child

Posted on March 12th, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

During a recent blog , I presented two case histories which I thought might stimulate different points of view on how to react to the situations described . I asked two¬† colleagues if they would respond . Today I will restate the first case and then I will present their views. I will also print […]

What Should a Therapist Do in These Situations?

Posted on February 22nd, 2012 by Dr. Blumenfield

Being a psychotherapist is a complicated job. Not only must you be knowledgeable about human behavior, psychodynamics and various techniques of doing therapy, but you have to be prepared for unexpected dilemmas . Two cases are presented below which bring up potential legal and ethical issues as well as technical considerations, which the therapist has […]

When A Nanny Slaps a Child

Posted on October 6th, 2010 by Dr. Blumenfield

A nanny tells her psychiatrist that she has slapped the 18 month old child under her care. A course of action for the therapist could include filing a report of child abuse, a Tarasoff warning to the family and an involuntary hospitalization of the patient if indicated. The possibilities of what could happen if the therapist did the above or some other action were discussed.