Our psychologists practice according to the “Code of Ethics” of the Australian Psychological Society, and the guidelines of the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
As part of providing psychological consultations to you, your psychologist will need to collect and record personal information about you that is relevant to your current situation. The information will be a necessary part of the psychological assessment and intervention that is conducted. Information is stored in a locked filing cabinet which is only accessible by the psychologist. You may view the material recorded in your file upon request, subject to the exceptions in National Privacy Principle 6.
Information obtained from you during sessions or from referral documentation remains confidential and cannot be disclosed without your consent. There are some legal limitations to confidentiality in the situation where:
Your psychologist will consult with you if there is a need to discuss information about you with another person.