Case Examples in Clinical Supervision: The Challenge of Mandated Child Abuse Reporting
Keywords: Mandated Reporting, Child Maltreatment, Clinical Supervision, Graduate Training
AbstractMandated reporting, while an ethical and legal requirement, often stirs emotions in mental health professionals that may prevent them from making the report. Fear, anxiety and countertransference may all interfere with good judgment. The Clinical Supervisor maintains the responsibility to ensure reports are made but must also address the clinician’s emotional concerns. This article presents two case studies that illustrate ways a supervisor can support the supervisee through mandated reporting, and what can happen when a supervisee fails to comply with the legal mandate.
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