confidentiality

As part of receiving a psychological service, you will provide personal information that will be collected and recorded in a client file and used to inform assessment and treatment. Your information will be kept within the strictest confidence and seen only by myself. Exceptions include:

  • If, from information I have received, I have reason to believe that a child is in need of protection. In this situation I will do everything reasonably possible to inform you of my concerns and then, if necessary, what actions I need to take.
  • If, from information I have received, I have reason to believe that your life or someone else’s life is at risk. I will do everything reasonably possible to inform you of my concerns and then, if necessary, what actions I need to take.
  • If you request that I speak to (and/or provide information to) another service provider, agency or person. This would only be done if you sign a Release/Exchange of Information form.
  • If services are being paid by a third-party (e.g., insurance), certain information may be disclosed.
  • If myself or my files are subpoenaed to a court of law. In this situation, I will do everything reasonably possible to inform you of my legal obligations. I will provide information only when appropriate release forms are signed or court order is provided.