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, about which the therapist is required by law to inform the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, the therapist must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, the therapist will make every effort to enlist the client's cooperation in insuring their safety. If the client does not cooperate, the therapist will take further measures as provided by the law, without the client's permission, in order to ensure the client's safety.