Sunday, November 4, 2018

Confidentiality Rules - How Secret Are Our Sessions?

Want to reach out but aren't sure how safe your secrets are? Check out the rules that govern confidentiality.

If you don't have 5 minutes to watch it, the take-away is this:

I work over Skype, with video streaming consultations. So you sit in your space, I sit in mine, and nobody knows we're talking. Ther's no waiting room, no secretary, nobody to see us. It's super secret. 

Confidentiality is absolute except for when:
  • You are in immediate danger of suicide or self harm 
  • You make a credible threat about killing or injuring someone else
  • The police come knocking on the door because you are a terrorist or other threat
These things are rare. The most common reason to break confidentiality is because you ask me to talk to someone (your teacher/doctor/employer). If that happens, you decide what may be shared and what not.

Note: This is my first ever video, and I'm still learning about presentation, lighting and editing. If you've any comments or suggestions for improvement, please do let me know.

Also, if you have questions, please leave a note in the comments or email me.