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. Child abuse from the past must be reported.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, 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 ensuring 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.