The law protects the relationship between client and psychotherapist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the proper authorities immediately.
If a client is threatening serious bodily to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
It a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in insuring 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.