Staff at New South Wales Anxiety Disorders Treatment Centre (NSWADTC) are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our clients. We follow strict ethical guidelines in this regard which are set down by the Australian Psychological Society and the New South Wales Psychologists Registration Board (if you would like more information about APS you can go to their web site by clicking on the APS logo at the bottom of the page).
The NSWADTC does not collect personal information from this web site other than what you send directly to us. Information will be collected as a part of your treatment if you do attend the centre for a consultation. The following pertains to how your information will be handled if you attend a consultation.
As part of providing a psychological service to you, our psychologists will need to collect and record personal information from you that is relevant to your current situation. This information will form a necessary part of the psychological assessment/treatment that is conducted and will be maintained in a secure file within the consult rooms. Personal information required by NSWADTC includes your name, contact details and date of birth
The personal information collected will be used by your psychologist in order to assist them in forming an appropriate treatment plan for you.
All personal information gathered by your psychologist during the provision of your psychological service will remain confidential and secure except when:
1. It is subpoenaed by a court, or
2. Failure to disclose the information would place you or another
person at serious risk of harm; or
3. Your prior approval has been obtained to:
(a) Provide a written report to another
professional or agency e.g. a GP or a lawyer; or
(b) Discuss the material with another person e.g. a parent or employer.
You may view and/or have a copy of the material recorded in your file upon request. Your request may need to be put in writing for security purposes
If you would like more information about confidentiality or privacy matters please contact us directly by clicking on one of the contact us links.
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