In the book Tears of a Tiger, how does Mrs. Thorne violates Andy's privacy?

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As a counselor Mrs. Thorne is supposed to maintain patient confidentiality at all times. Yet when talking to Tyrone and B.J. she lets slip the fact that Andy's receiving counseling for the depression he's been suffering since the auto accident in which his good friend Robbie was killed. Mrs. Thorne...

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As a counselor Mrs. Thorne is supposed to maintain patient confidentiality at all times. Yet when talking to Tyrone and B.J. she lets slip the fact that Andy's receiving counseling for the depression he's been suffering since the auto accident in which his good friend Robbie was killed. Mrs. Thorne doesn't mean any harm by this; she knows that Tyrone and B.J. are concerned about Andy's well-being and she just wants to assure them that he's getting help for his problems. Nonetheless, she is violating Andy's privacy all the same. His counseling should be a private matter between himself and Mrs. Thorne. No one else needs to know about it no matter how close they are to Andy and no matter how concerned they may be.

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Mrs. Thorne is the school counselor.  As a counselor, she has an obligation to keep information confidential.  When B.J. and Tyrone go to her office to seek help for Andy, she tells them that his reactions are normal for someone who has had the tramatic experience that he has had. But then she violates Andy's privacy by telling his friends that he is getting some outside counseling.  She says it to alleviate his friends' anxieties over his behavior, but she knows she has overstepped her boundaries when she tells the boys that she told them "in the strictest of confidences". (pg 112)

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