Your original response to the Discussion topic should be at least 300 words and should reflect the fact that you have completed the assigned readings and activities. Use your words wisely so that the posting has substance and includes examples and explanations. Remember to include APA style citations and a reference list.
Maintaining confidentiality is essential to the helping relationship. This Assignment will assist you to explore how and why this is so important. After completing your Reading for this week, please respond to the following questions:
Pause for Reflection
Some time ago, a graduate student dared to take a very provocative stance. “Acting like confidentiality is so essential sends the wrong message about human problems and about seeking counseling or other kinds of help,” she said. “Colluding with clients to keep their problems ‘secret’ reinforces the notion that having problems is bad and that clients themselves are to blame. We should help clients be proud that they are seeking help, instead of pretending we don’t even know them in public.” What do you think about her stance? Do you see merit in her argument?