LEAP Privacy Petition
About the Petition
The Academy, along with the American Mental Health Alliance and the National Coalition of Mental Health Consumers and Professionals is co-sponsoring a petition on privacy in psychotherapy. Privacy in the consulting room is threatened with extinction due to decisions that have been made by the federal government, corporate medicine, and the insurance industry.
The purpose of this petition is to give voice to practicing professionals who uphold their ethical obligation to protect clients’ privacy because they know trust and privacy are essential elements of psychotherapy.
This petition campaign is one step toward a "registry" of professional opinion--a strategy to reclaim the healing arts as a collaborative endeavor of professionals and the culture, rather than letting corporations define healing modalities! The Registry uses the legal principle of "respectable minority" as a basis for affirming practice standards endorsed by a community of educated therapists rather than imposed by the legal and legislative forces of managed care, insurance, and pharmaceutical companies.
Read Bernard McDowell's "Reasons to Support the Petition on Confidentiality"
Read Bernard McDowell's Proposal for an Archive for the Preservation of Psychotherapy in which he proposes that psychologists develop an archive of healing practices by joining their voices into a legally acknowledged “respectable minority”.
Petition on Confidentiality
This petition is co-sponsored by AMHA-USA,
The National Coalition of Mental Health Professionals and Consumers
To sign the petition, click here. It will take you to the AMHA website, which houses the printable copy of the petition. We are not petitioning anyone or any institution at this time. All petition signers are placed in a registry on the web open for all to view.