Webinar 3: Privacy and informed consent (in parents' conflicts)

Presenter: Miguel Ricou


Informed consent has an instrumental value: it aims to promote the greatest possible trust between the psychologist and the client. From this perspective, age should not be the fundamental reference for the psychologist's decision to assist a child or adolescent. Informed consent requires maturity. In that way a child/adolescent will have a more limited capacity to express their will and to understand its possible implications. In this perspective, parents should provide the informed consent and the child/adolescent should be involved in the whole process. But, what to do when parents are not agreeing about the best interest of their child or adolescent? This is an important problem, which is in the base of a lot of complaints against psychologists. The idea of this webinar is to discuss these questions about informed consent and children privacy.


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