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Consent and Confidentiality

 


 

What do I have to Reveal to my Psychologist?

Never anything you don’t want to! Many questions will be asked to try to gather information to make a plan for your therapy. At no stage must you tell your psychologist something you don’t want to or are not ready to. You can always tell your psychologist you would like to skip that question or not talk about a particular subject.

 

However, it is important to note that holding back can lead to longer lasting therapy because the plan you make with your therapist in the beginning may be missing valuable detail.

 


 

Consent & Confidentiality:

All personal information gathered by the psychologist during the provision of the psychological service is for the purpose of providing you with the best possible treatment.

 

No information collected or discussed will be disclosed except when:

  1. it is subpoenaed by a court; or
  2. failure to disclose the information would, in the reasonable belief of the psychologist, place you or another person at serious risk to life, health or safety; ordisclose the information in another way; or
  3. your prior approval has been obtained to
    1. provide a written report to another professional or agency. e.g., a GP or a lawyer; or
    2. discuss the material with another person, eg. a parent, employer or health provider; or
    3. disclose the information in another way; or
  4. you would reasonably expect your personal information to be disclosed to another professional or agency (e.g. your GP) and disclosure of your personal information to that third party is for a purpose which is directly related to the primary purpose for which your personal information was collected; or
  5. Disclosure is otherwise required or authorised by law.

Your personal information is not disclosed to overseas recipients, unless you consent or such disclosure is otherwise required by law. Your personal information will not be used, sold, rented or disclosed for any other purpose.

 

The consent and confidentiality form is located in the resources section of this webage. You are welcome do review this at any time.