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Confidentiality

Information about Confidentiality in the BSS.

Communications between the individual receiving professional clinical services and a therapist are confidential.  This means that most anything shared can’t be repeated by the therapist to others without the client’s authorization.  This also includes misconduct.  Psychologists’ confidentiality is determined by professional ethics, State and Federal law, and regulation.  

There are a few situations in which a psychologist either may, or must, break confidentiality without the client’s permission.  These include when the psychologist believes there is: a suspicion of child, elder, or dependent adult abuse; the client is actively suicidal and likely to harm themselves; or when a client threatens serious harm or is actively homicidal and has a plan and identifiable target. 

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