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 therapists are required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, therapists must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, therapists will make every effort to enlist their client's cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, therapists will take further measures without their permission that are provided to them by law in order to ensure their client's safety.