The Psychological Services Center adheres to the highest standards of client care as outlined by the guidelines of the American Psychological Association* and state regulations.
Information disclosed to the service provider is held in strict confidence to facilitate quality therapeutic alliances and assessment experiences. In certain circumstances, it may become necessary to break that confidence to ensure safety.
These circumstances include threats directed at another person, threats to injure or harm oneself, indications of elder abuse and/or indications of child abuse. In these cases, the goals of safety and the client’s well being are central.
Clinic staff may need to consult with or involve other mental health professionals and/or public safety representatives to address safety concerns.
* Commission on accreditation, American Psychological Association (APA) (202) 336-5979