We will do whatever is legally and ethically appropriate and allowable, to the best of our skills and abilities, to keep your personal information private. What you say in our sessions together is covered by legal confidentiality, so long as it falls within the legal limitations. Those limitations are as follows:
If your therapist or school psychologist has a concern that you are in any way in danger of hurting yourself or others, we are required by law to contact the appropriate authorities.
If your therapist or school psychologist has a concern that a child or an elder is being abused by anyone (not necessarily yourself) as a result of our conversations in session, we are required to report it to the appropriate authorities.
If we are subpoenaed by a court of law to present information regarding your care, or to testify regarding your care, we may be required to do so depending on the situation.
In all situations where confidentiality must be broken, your therapist or school psychologist is committed to informing you as much as is ethically required and appropriate. Your therapist or school psychologist, in any of these situations will consult with his/her supervisor, his/her director, and other professionals prior to taking any action. And your therapist or school psychologist will limit any such release to only what is required by law and my code of ethics.