Homicidal Ideation

This is the one disclosure that wasn’t even close to being on my radar. I figure, if someone truly wants to kill another, they’re not likely to foil their own plan by talking to someone who would oppose it and be mandated to report – they’d probably either just do it, or they’d keep the thought to themselves until it passes. But, as mandated reporters, counselors can’t just sit back à-la-Rogerian, listen, and hope such thoughts dissipate from a client’s mind and into the ether.