Telehealth Informed Consent
Telehealth allows my therapist to diagnose, consult, treat and educate using interactive audio, video or data communication regarding my treatment. I hereby consent to participating in psychotherapy via telephone or the internet (hereinafter referred to as Telehealth) with Mark E. Williams.
I understand I have the following rights under this agreement:
I have a right to confidentiality with Telehealth under the same laws that protect the confidentiality of my medical information for in-person psychotherapy. Any information disclosed by me during the course of my therapy, therefore, is generally confidential. There are, by law, exceptions to confidentiality, including mandatory reporting of child, elder, and dependent adult abuse and any threats of violence I may make towards a reasonably identifiable person. I also understand that if I am in such mental or emotional condition to be a danger to myself or others, my therapist has the right to break confidentiality to prevent the threatened danger. Further, I understand that the dissemination of any personally identifiable images or information from the Telehealth interaction to any other entities shall not occur without my written consent.
I understand that while psychotherapeutic treatment of all kinds has been found to be effective in treating a wide range of mental disorders, personal and relational issues, there is no guarantee that all treatment of all clients will be effective. Thus, I understand that while I may benefit from Telehealth, results cannot be guaranteed or assured. I further understand that there are risks unique and specific to Telehealth, including but not limited to,
I have read and understand the information provided above. I have the right to discuss any of this information with my therapist and to have any questions I may have regarding my treatment answered to my satisfaction.
I understand that I can withdraw my consent to Telehealth communications by providing written notification to Prepare to Change.
My signature below indicates that I have read this Agreement and agree to its terms.