Saturday, May 24, 2014

Therapy Nook - Mark Allison - Blog: Was the Santa Barbara Shooting a Tarasoff mandate ...

Therapy Nook - Mark Allison - Blog: Was the Santa Barbara Shooting a Tarasoff mandate ...: Written by Mark Allison  Tarasoff ruling states that a psychotherapist has a duty to protect or warn a reasonably identifiable third p...

Was the Santa Barbara Shooting a Tarasoff mandate failure?

Written by Mark Allison 

Tarasoff ruling states that a psychotherapist has a duty to protect or warn a reasonably identifiable third party (victim) if the therapist has reasonable suspicion that the patient poses a serious risk of inflicting serious bodily injury to the victim.  According to numerous news reports, Elliot Rodger discussed plans to inflict harm onto his fellow students at University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) campus through a series of YouTube video postings weeks before he actually executed his plans.  At the time of these videos it has been stated that Rodger was under the care of a social worker (psychotherapist).  If Rodger had discussed any of what he posted publicly with his therapist, would this be enough information to trigger a Tarasoff warning?

Would love to hear comments and opinions from readers and colleagues regarding Tarasoff and this case. 


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Suspected shooter, Elliot Rodger from Friday's YouTube
video he posted hours before the attack.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mark Allison MFT Video introduction

A video introduction to psychotherapy with Mark Allison








Wednesday, April 30, 2014

How To Fight Fairly

LA Couples Therapy Presents a workshop on conflict resolution skills for couples.

The "How to Fight Fairly" workshop will teach you a deeper level of understanding about how fights happen,
the tools to communicate fairly and effectively,
and how to come out of your fight with a stronger understanding of each other.
To find out more click on LA Couples Link below.


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Thursday, April 24, 2014

How Do People Change

Mark Allison discusses how people make lasting changes in their lives.  A short discussion about  Interpersonal neurobiology approach to change. 





How Do People Change

Mark Allison - thebeverlyhillstherapist.com