The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- I am required by law to report suspected abuse of a child, dependent adult or elder 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 insuring 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 insure their safety.