Purpose of collecting and holding information
As part of providing a psychological service to you, we will need to collect and record personal information from you that is relevant to your current situation. The information is gathered as part of your assessment, diagnosis and treatment and is seen only by your treating clinician. The information is retained in order to document what happens during sessions, and enables the psychologist to provide a relevant and informed psychological service.
Your status as a client, as well as all information discussed is kept private and confidential. All the psychologists that work at the OCD Clinic are members of several professional organizations and are bound by the Charter for Clients of Psychologists. All personal information gathered by our clinic during the provision of the psychological service will remain confidential and secure except where (a) it is subpoenaed by a court, or (b) failure to disclose the information would place you or another person at serious and/or imminent risk; or (c) your prior approval has been obtained to provide a written report to another professional or agency (eg., GP); or discuss the material with another person (eg., parent, employer); or if disclosure is otherwise required or authorized by law.