I understand the concept .. hopefully therapists will be able to stop people from getting hurt .. its a good intention, however, does mandatory reporting significantly reduce incidents and, if there is a very small ounce of harm reduction involved .. is that worth not being able to counsel those who do not trust therapy due to its mandated breaches in confidentiality? What if through counseling, a murderer could be counseling away from murdering? What if a rapist could be counseled away from raping .. an abuser away from abusing .. and so on. What if a therapies influence on individuals is so strong, that the world would be a much better place if all people were counseled via their own free will .. ? Somehow, I am leaning a little toward the full confidentiality side.