All information shared or disclosed in sessions will remain confidential between you and Drebit Psychological Services, unless you request and provide signed consent to disclose specific information to a specified third party, such as your doctor, general practitioner or employer.
Limits to Confidentiality
We are legally obligated to report information to the proper authorities in the following circumstances:
- If your therapist believes that you or another person is at clear risk of imminent harm, such as suicide or homicide.
- If a child is or may be at risk for abuse of any kind, neglect, or is in need of protection.
- If the court orders the file or testimony in court.
- If your records are requested by the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB).
In couples and family counselling, there may be times when partners or family members may be asked to attend the individual session(s) for the purpose of assessment and/or dealing with obstacles to progress. Information that is revealed and documented in those sessions will be open for discussion in couple and family sessions and are part of the group file.