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, which I am required by law to report to appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious and imminent bodily harm to another person/s, I may be compelled to notify the police and inform the intended victim/s.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist cooperation in insuring safety. If s/he does not cooperate, I may take further measures (without permission) that are provided to me by law in order to ensure safety.