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 seriously harm or kill himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist his/her cooperation to ensure his/her personal safety and well-being. If a client does not cooperate, I can take further measures provided to me by law without his/her permission to ensure his/her safety.