The law protects the relationship between you (the client) and me (the therapist). Most information you share cannot be disclosed without your written permission.
By law, a few exceptions to this policy exist:
Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse
I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- 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.
- I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client intends to harm himself or herself
- I am required to make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety.
- If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.