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Exceptions to Confidentiality

As a counsellor, there are some instances we have an ethical responsibility to break confidentiality. They are the following:

  1. When there is an imminent danger to an identifiable third party or to the self;

  2. When a counsellor suspects abuse or neglect of a child;

  3. When a disclosure is ordered by court;

  4. When a client requests disclosure, or

  5. When a client files a complaint or claims professional liability by the counsellor in a lawsuit

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