SCPC providers do not conduct custody evaluations or give custody opinions.
If parents have joint legal and medical custody, both must agree on the treatment plan for the child/children to be treated by SoCal Psychiatric Care.
In court custody matters, children’s records will be released only by an order by the judge or to an attorney appointed by the court to represent the child. In court matters, children own privilege to their records.
. Records will not be given to the parents. Such violation of confidentiality would destroy the therapeutic relationship.
All parents, even non-custodial parents have the right to know how the child is doing in therapy.
If adversarial conditions between the divorced parents are contaminating the child’s therapy and causing the child
additional guilt, anxiety, and stress, the SCPC provider will recommend termination of therapy until the parents attend
Parent’s Turn, and/or the children attend Kid’s Turn, a community service to aid the children of divorce.
*Note: This custody contract AND pages 1 & 2 of “So Cal Psychiatric Care’s Welcome Packet” (found on our website) needs to be signed separately by both parents.
Please ensure this contract and /or all paperwork is completed and signed by both parents prior to child’s appointment to avoid the child’s appointment being
rescheduled or cancelled. These policies are consistent with California State Laws.