The law protects the relationship between a client and a psychologist, and information cannot be disclosed without written permission.
- Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse, for which I am required by law to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.
- If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person/s, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
- If a client intends to harm himself or herself, I will make every effort to enlist their cooperation in ensuring their safety. If they do not cooperate, I will take further measures without their permission that are provided to me by law in order to ensure their safety.
Social Media Policy
To protect client privacy, all written communication with established clients needs to occur through Dr. Johnson's secure client portal. Dr. Johnson will set this up with clients prior to their first appointment.
Dr. Johnson does not accept “friend requests” or communication via social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, or other platforms. This is to protect professional boundaries and client privacy.