What does “in danger” mean?
There are 3 occasions in which confidentiality can be broken without the client’s consent. These limitations apply to ensure the client is kept safe and everyone around him/her safe. These include: any suspected physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect. During the initial session, I also inform clients that confidentiality does not apply if:
- The client is physically hurting themselves.
- The client is physically hurting someone else.
- The client is being physically hurt by someone else.