A: I’m sorry that you have had to go through all of this. Unfortunately, I may not be of much help since I am only familiar with the laws and ethical codes governing psychologists in the United States. However, I would suggest that you contact the Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Psychological Association for guidance. Ultimately, you need to talk to the actual licensing boards for the district relevant to where you live and obtained services. It may take some digging to find the right person with the right information, but it will be worth it if you get some answers.
I’m not sure exactly what went wrong in the situation you describe, but there can be some exceptions to confidentiality. Sometimes if a person is sent for a service by someone else, that person or entity does have a right to some of the information gathered. So if a court or an employer sends someone to treatment, they have a right to get feedback about that treatment. However, that should have been disclosed up front and it sounds like that is where the ball was dropped in this instance. Although, without further information I am only making a guess in this regard.
I’m sorry that you lost your job and I’m sorry that receiving the care you need has become so burdensome, but I do hope that things work out for you and that this challenge leads you to better times.
All the best,
Dr. Holly Counts