Disclaimer

Links

Our website has links to many other web sites, both private and public organisations. You are subject to that site’s privacy policy when you leave our site.

The Energetics Institute does not endorse the content found on any other web site either directly or indirectly linked via this web site, nor does it guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of these outside materials.

Links made to other sites are made at your own risk and The Energetics Institute accepts no liability for any linked sites.

This web site (including these legal notices) shall be governed by Australian law and the Australian courts shall have the exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising from this web site.

Website Content Copyright and Trade Marks

In regards to all images, logos and wording used in articles and web pages it is “All rights reserved”.

The copyright of all material in this site belongs to IBMP. IBMP grants you the right to display, print, download or store on a temporary basis extracts from this web site without alteration, addition or deletion for the purposes only of your own reference or for the purposes of evaluating whether to enter into any commercial arrangement with IBMP.

Any other use of the information or material on this website is prohibited subject to prior written permission from IBMP.

Trademarks

IBMP and any other names, images and logos identifying IBMP and it’s products, information videos and articles, as well as services are the copyright of Energetics Institute.

Trade marks appearing on this web site may be reproduced without amendment to its original form on materials downloaded from this web site for the purposes of your own personal reference only and should not otherwise be used, copied, adapted or erased in any manner, or another context or media whatsoever.

Clients

Recent amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 require health practitioners in private practice to obtain consent from their clients to collect, use and disclose clients’ personal information. IBMP is committed to protecting the privacy of clients at all times.

It is our firm professional conviction that therapy consultations should be conducted in an environment of total privacy and absolute confidentiality. IBMP does not keep client session or interview notes on a computer medium at any time due to the ongoing security issues that dog this technology.

The collection and maintenance of records is done manually, and we keep our notes in a locked filing cabinet which itself is isolated away from the practice rooms. Usually, notes will be taken either during or immediately after a consultation.

Records remain within our control and possession. You are encouraged to discuss the collection of information directly with your therapist if you have any concern or question about this.

Collection

This means your IBMP therapist will collect information that is necessary to properly advise and treat you. IBMP utilise a standard interview form which may necessitate the following information being recorded:

  • full personal history
  • family history
  • contact details
  • billing account details

This information will normally be collected directly from you. There may be occasions when your practitioner will need to obtain information from other sources, for example:

  • your general practitioner, psychiatrist, or medical specialist
  • other health care providers, such as a former psychologist or counsellor, or practitioners treating other family members
  • your lawyer
  • hospitals or clinics

No contact with other professionals will be made without prior discussion with you resulting in your verbal consent. In emergency situations it may be necessary for your practitioner to collect personal information from relatives or other sources where it is not possible to obtain your prior express consent.

Disclosures to Other Parties

Unless required by law, legislation or statute, your therapist is the only person authorised to access your consultation notes without your consent. Within professional standards and normal professional practices, de-identified information may be presented to a clinical supervisor.

We will not use client information to contribute to research within the profession or as a case history in a training environment. Anytime we would discuss an issue or condition of relevance to a client that would involve an example of how that condition or issue may present in a person, we generalise and change identifying details that are not pertinent to the case in such instances so that there is no chance of recognition.

The use of computers in our business administration follows industry and I.T. best practice where possible. We only capture in electronic format necessary email and postal contact information, as well as generated Tax Invoice billing details.

This information may be maintained on hard copy or an electronic database or software programs such as for accountancy purposes and available only to IBMP, or its authorised agents for the purposes of account maintenance, billing, other relevant communications or debt collection.

Parents, guardians or persons responsible for a minor, do not automatically have the right to access their information. A person of any age has the absolute right to the privacy of their material.

Their consent would be required prior to any disclosures and it would have to be deemed to be in the interest of the child for any disclosures to take place. Ultimately the disclosure of information pertaining to a minor is at the discretion of the IBMP Body Mind psychotherapist.

Equally, the disclosure of information pertaining to any other client, where that client is deemed incapable of judging whether or not disclosure should occur, in their own interest, is at the discretion of the IBMP Body Mind psychotherapist.

Where clients are accessing therapy services through their employer, or an Employee Assistance Program, information provided to the employer is limited to the date, time, duration, cost and name of employee. No other information is provided to the employer without the client’s express consent in writing.

With your consent, your practitioner will use and disclose your information, only as required, for purposes such as:

  • account keeping and billing purpose
  • referral to a medical practitioner, other health care provider, hospital or clinic
  • to meet obligations of notification to motor vehicle accident insurers, workers’ compensation insurers, health funds, or professional indemnity insurers
  • complaint handling
  • where legally required to do so, such as producing records to court
  • to prevent or lessen a serious threat to an individual’s life, health, or safety

Except as stated, identifiable information is not passed on to third parties without the participant’s consent, unless required by law, statute, legislation or public safety.

Psychotherapy & Counselling