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 I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
It is usual and customary to close cases 30 days after the last session. The Counselor may contact the client and / or prospective client one - three times, for follow -up. If there is no response within a reasonable amout of time, usually considered a day or two, then it is understood the client / prospective client is no longer interested in Counseling. The client may return to Counseling upon mutual agreement between the client and Counselor and / or if scheduling permits.