Although parents do not agree with confidentiality, therapists generally do not provide details of their discussions in therapy. Instead, they will provide information on overall treatment goals and progress. For example, a therapist may report that a child is afraid and is being treated with cognitive behavioural therapy. However, they do not need to report that the child is stressed when it comes to low grades. Confidentiality includes not only the content of therapy, but also often the fact that a client is in therapy. For example, it is common for therapists not to recognize their clients when they come up against them outside of therapy to protect client confidentiality. Other ways to protect confidentiality include: most privacy forms start with a small paragraph explaining how information shared in therapy is treated confidentially. The form can then list the scenarios in which confidentiality may be breached, z.B. if a person declares suicidal intentions. It is important to note that a therapist does not automatically break confidentiality when a client reports thoughts about suicide. As a general rule, a client should indicate an intention to respond to these ideas and to have a specific suicide plan before considering hospitalization. A person is not hospitalized against their will because they are simply looking for help.
One of the most common scenarios is that when a client is a threat to himself or others, in this case, a therapist must notify the person in danger or notify someone who can keep the client safe. Under these conditions, therapists often seek hospitalization for their clients. Ah, confidentiality. One of the main reasons why clients choose a consulting relationship. They want to know that they can share their inner fears, secrets and desires with a neutral party, and that the individual cannot and cannot share this information with anyone else. In an atmosphere of consultation, the confidentiality of therapists is one of the most important aspects to establishing a strong relationship with a client.