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"The ethical principle of confidentiality is the foundation upon which a viable and healthy working alliance is formed".


Codes of Practice

British Psychological Society

Sport & Performance Psychology Services

Confidentiality Guidelines

The Hippocratic Oath has set down the 'rules of engagement' for Western medicine and subsequently for psychology and counselling practice. "Whatever, in connection with my professional service, I see or hear, in the life of men (women), which ought not to be spoken of abroad, I will not divulge, as reckoning that all should be kept secret. Hippocrates 460BC.

The British Psychological Society - Code of Ethics Section 4 "Psychologists shall convey personally, identifiable information obtained in the course of professional work to others, only with the expressed permission of those who would be identified, subject always to the best interests of recipients of services or participants in research and subject to requirements of law and agreed working practices" Confidentiality in Practice "The ethical principle of confidentiality is the foundation upon which a viable and healthy working alliance is formed. Clients need to feel safe and secure in disclosing anything to their psychologists. If they do not, then the trust and the respect cannot develop, important material may not emerge, and therapy or counselling will probably be relatively ineffective. Confidentiality is embedded in the warp and weft of the therapeutic relationship fabric, and it stands along with respect for human dignity and freedom, unconditional positive regard, and the creation of an environment free of threat.

"The message of confidentiality informs the client that whatever is said (with extreme exceptions) the information will be treated with respect, the right to privacy will hold, and that one need not fear that secrets will be communicated to others. This threat-free and respectful environment supplies the basis of permission for the clients to be themselves, with joys, fears, hopes, dreams, warts and all. It also allows for healthy mutual self development".

Mark B Anderson (2005) Working with Teams: The psychologist has no control over what athletes say outside of team sessions. Sensitive material may be communicated to others outside of the team. To help people feel comfortable, I would like that we agree that what we say in here, stays in here. The stuff we discuss is our stuff and not for others. This way we make sure that everyone's contributions are valued and respected.

Copyright Phil Johnson 2005

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