Confidentiality and Its Discontents: Dilemmas of Privacy in Psychotherapy

Confidentiality and Its Discontents: Dilemmas of Privacy in Psychotherapy

by Paul W. Mosher, Jeffrey Berman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823265107
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Series: Psychoanalytic Interventions
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Paul Mosher is a psychoanalyst in private practice in Albany, New York, and is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Albany Medical School. He has served as the Chair of the Committee on Confidentiality of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Jeffrey Berman is Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at the University at Albany. He is the author of several books, including, most recently, Death Education in the Writing Classroom and Dying in Character: Memoirs on the End of Life. He is an honorary member of the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Table of Contents


1. We Have Met the Enemy and He (Is) Was Us
2. The Buried Bodies Case: Lawyers Risk Their Careers to Defend Their Ethical Commitment to Client Privacy
3. The Case of Joseph Lifschutz: A Psychoanalyst in Jail
4. "The Angry Act": The Psychoanalyst's Breach of Confidentiality in Philip Roth's Life and Art
5. Angry Acts and Counteracts in Philip Roth's Life and Art
6. The Case of Jane Doe v. Joan Roe and Peter Poe: The Most Extensive Violation Ever of a Psychotherapy Patient's Privacy
7. The Anne Sexton Controversy: "There Is Nothing Like This in the History of Literary Biography"
8. The Tarasoff Case: Must the Protective Privilege End Where the Public Peril Begins?
9. Jaffee v. Redmond: The Supreme Court Speaks
10. The People v. Robert Bierenbaum: "Long-Ago Warnings Cannot Justify Abrogating the Privilege Covering Still Confidential Communications"
11. U. S. v. Sol Wachtler: "This Chief Judge Is Either Crazy or Criminal"

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