All information discussed in the sessions will be treated as confidential information and will not be disclosed to any third party unless prior permission is granted or unless disclosure is required by law. However, counselors are ethically and/or legally required to disclose confidential information to the appropriate authorities in four kinds of circumstances:
● If a client indicates that they or another person may be a danger to themselves or others
● In the case of apparent, suspected or potential child abuse or neglect
● If clients report sexual abuse by a regulated health professional
● When a court issues a summons for records of testimony
From time to time your practitioner may consult another for supervision, in order to improve the quality of services provided, without using personally identifiable information. Other than the four circumstances listed above, your practitioner cannot converse, write or give any information about you or your circumstance, without your verbal or written informed consent to do so.