The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychologist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
Some examples of exceptions to this include:
- 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 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 ensure their safety.
If you schedule an appointment with me, you will be provided with a detailed Notice of Privacy Practices, and my Policies Regarding Professional Services.