Interview with a former police officer (Chris), a survivor of the Aurora Theater shooting (Cody), a psychiatrist (Dr Harvey Dondershine, and a psychologist (Dr. Peggy Norwood):
Dr Norwood, discusses the statute, as it pertains to Colorado
, and stated, "There needs to be a threat of serious danger, of violence, to a specifically identifiable victims. So if someone says, "I feel like going out and killing someone", that's vague. There would have to be an identifiable victim, and then the doctor would have to take reasonable care to protect that victim; either through warning them; notifying police or other measures.
When you're in a therapy session, it's based on the principle of confidentiality and that's really a hallmark of psychotherapy. There is a need to explain up front to the patient that there are limits of confidentiality - that if the client shares that they are in imminent danger of harming themselves or others, there would be an obligation to violate confidentiality. If there were a court order, confidentiality has to be violated.
This ends Dr. Norwood's opining on Colorado Law as it relates to violating patient confidentiality. At least up to the point I stopped listening.
I only listened to about the first 6 minutes. If you listen and there is anything else of interest to note, please feel free to post. Notice I didn't put what Dr Norwood said in quotes because it may not be exactly verbatim. It's close though.