April 14, 2020
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and counselor. Successful counseling requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the counselor’s office. Sometimes, however, you may want your counselor to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team or employer (you’re your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your counselor cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission. However, state law and professional ethics require social workers (counselors) to maintain confidentiality except for the following situations:
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