As part of providing a psychological service to you, personal information that is relevant to your current situation will need to be collected and recorded. This information will be a necessary part of the psychological assessment and treatment that is conducted. You do not have to give all your personal information, but if you don’t, it may limit the quality of the psychological services provided to you.
The information that is gathered as part of the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of your condition is seen only by the psychologist. The information is retained in order to document what happens during sessions, and enables the psychologist to provide relevant and informed psychological services.
All personal information gathered by the psychologist during the provision of the psychological service will remain confidential and secure except where:
1. It is subpoenaed by a court or disclosure is otherwise required by law.
2. Failure to disclose information would place you or another person at serious and imminent risk
3. Your prior approval has been obtained to provide a written report to another professional, to discuss the material with another person, or to disclose the information in another way
4. In the case of the client being a child, the psychologist will discuss with you and the child the limits of confidentiality and the content of your part of the session with the psychologist.