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Confidentiality

In general circumstances, personal information discussed with your psychologist will not be disclosed to anybody without your prior permission.

 

Strict confidentiality is adhered to at all times by all members of our team.

Under certain conditions your psychologist may be obliged to inform others of your information where:

  1. It is subpoenaed by a court, or

  2. Failure to disclose the information would place you or another person at serious or imminent risk; or

  3. Your prior approval has been obtained to:

a) Provide a written report to another professional or agency (e.g.) a GP or a lawyer; or

b) discuss the material with another person, e.g., a parent or employer;

or if disclosure is otherwise required or authorise by law.

 

As part of providing our service, personal information is collected and recorded as a necessary part of the psychological service. You may obtain information about this recorded material upon request.