In cases of suspected child abuse, abuse of a dependent adult or elder abuse, the law mandates that I record (RCW- WA law defining abuse) the therapy sessions.
If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person, I must notify the police and inform the intended victim.
If a client states that he or she intends to harm himself or herself and is not willing to cooperate with a safety plan. If we cannot come up with a solid plan, I will take further protective measures without their permission. This is a moral and legal provision to ensure the client's safety.