The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependant adult or elder abuse, for which the therapist is required by law to report to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, the therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm him or herself, the therapist will make every effort to enlist his or her cooperation in insuring his or her safety. If a client is unable to remain safe, the therapist will take further measures to ensure the client's safety.