The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse, dependent adult abuse, or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report such occurrences to the appropriate authorities immediately.
Threats of serious bodily harm to another person. Ther therapist is required to notify the police when such threats are made.
- Potential self-inflicted harm. The therapist will make every effort to work with every client to ensure her or his safety. However, if an individual is non-cooperative with the therapist relative to this issue, additional measures may have to be taken.