The title of ‘psychologist’ is protected under Danish law which ensures all psychologists have a high standard of training and ensures that psychologists are bound by laws and ethical guidelines surrounding confidentiality and professional practice. Psychologists are also bound by EU data protection regulations (GDPR).
All information disclosed to a psychologist is confidential and cannot be shared with a third party without your express consent. Should it become necessary that I discuss or share your personal information with a third party, I will ask that you give written permission for me to do so.
There are three exceptions to this:
- I have reason to suspect a child is being abused or neglected, or is at risk of abuse.
- I have reason to believe you pose a serious risk to your own life or the life of another person.
- I am required by a court of law to disclose your information.
Your information may also be viewed or handled by other members of the practice (e.g. practice manager, administrative assistant, clinical intern) for administrative purposes, where applicable and ethical. This includes invoicing and payment, appointment scheduling, printing of reports and other documents, assessment scoring, and filing.
To ensure I provide you the best possible care, I will consult with other professionals as needed, to receive feedback on my treatment approach. This process of peer supervision is highly encouraged for psychologists, and in Australia, is mandatory to maintain legal registration. During the process, identifying information is not discussed, in order to protect the clients confidentiality.
As a supervisor of clinical interns, you may be asked to have an intern sit in on your session or be otherwise involved in your case. You are under no obligation to allow their participation. I will, from time to time, ask interns to assist with scoring questionnaires and other administrative tasks. They are bound by the same privacy and confidentiality laws as psychologists.
To protect your privacy and confidentiality, all notes, reports, assessments, and personal data are treated with the upmost care and are secured either by password protection, on a GDPR compliant cloud-based storage service and/or in a locked filing cabinet. You have the right to request a copy of your records and to request that your data be destroyed should there be circumstances which necessitate that.
Our invoicing platform, and email/web host services are GDPR compliant.