The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which 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 him/herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If he/she does not cooperate, I will take further measures without his/her permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure his/her safety.