Confidentiality

Confidentiality

~The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.

~There are some exceptions with regard to safety issues that include:

  • Suspected child abuse, dependent adult, or elder abuse.  I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will need to take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
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