As a recipient of psychological services, you have the following rights:
1. The right to be informed about your clinician’s training, and qualifications, including degrees, licenses, and specialized training.
2. The right to be informed about and participate in setting therapy goals.
3. The right to be informed about and participate in creating the treatment plan.
4. The right, as a competent adult, to refuse treatment for yourself or your child.
5. The right to terminate therapy or decline participation in research at any time without facing prejudice.
6. The right to seek a second opinion from a qualified professional.
7. The right to provide feedback to your doctor at any time.
8. The right to be informed of the rationale behind treatment decisions.
9. The right to confidentiality, except in specific circumstances, such as when written permission is granted, or in cases involving harm to oneself, harm to others with identification, or suspicion of child abuse.
We are ethically and legally obligated to maintain the confidentiality of your information. If you are over 18, you have the right to grant written permission for your clinician to share your therapeutic information with specified individuals, and you can revoke this permission at any time. While privacy is highly prioritized for building a trusting relationship, information from minor patients may be shared with parents when it benefits the child’s overall well-being. Clinicians are mandated to report child abuse, and disclosure may also occur if a patient poses a danger to themselves or others for safety reasons