What about confidentiality?
The information that we discuss is confidential, and protected by the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act of BC. Your information would only be shared only with your written consent and a form would need to be completed. It is important that you are aware that I would be required by law to release information/report when a client poses a risk of harm to themselves or others and in cases of abuse to children, vulnerable adults or the elderly. If I receive a court order or subpoena, I may be required to release some information. In such cases, I consult with the British Columbia College of Social Work and limit the release to only what is necessary by law. This will be discussed with you at your first appointment.
How long will my treatment be?
Treatment varies by individual need and is relative to the presented issues and goals of service. Together we will determine the goals and will establish timeframes to complete the work to make the changes that you are seeking