The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- 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 or persons.
I must notify the police and inform the intended victim(s).
- If a client intends to harm him 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 ensure their safety.