Whatever knowledge or information a professional derives during therapy remains confidential unless it involves threats to the lives of others or is subject to criminal law. Any divulgence of information must be with the written consent of the client or guardian. 5. Length of therapy. This should be determined by clients’ welfare and mutual negotiation. To the extent possible, it should not be curtailed or extended for the benefit of therapists or third parties.
64 6. Rewards. Payments should be through mutual negotiation. 7. Third parties. It should be clear that the welfare of clients and patients is paramount, even if third parties pay. If therapists’ motivation or obligation is toward an organization this, as well as any potential conflicts of interest with the individual client must be declared. If therapy is not agreed to by clients under such circumstances or if their benefit from therapy is curtailed, therapy should not occur. In Relation to Peers. 1.