The following is the official Privacy and
Confidentiality Policy statement of the
Instituto Dr. Pacheco de
The Instituto Dr. Pacheco de Psicología, founded
on October 28, 1978, is a not-for-profit organization (in the
process of incorporation) established in the Dominican Republic.
It is our professional endeavor to maintain the highest professional
standards in Clinical Psychology. We responsibly comply with the
laws of this country, and respect and follow the rules of
confidentiality and all other
principles of the
Dominicano de Psicólogos (CODOPSI)
of the Dominican Republic.
Our funding is derived from our own professional
activities, and from grants awarded for research, educational, and
service projects. The IDPP strictly adheres to the ethical
principles and standards of professional psychology in the Dominican
Republic, and does not accept any donations or funds that may compromise
or limit our professional independence.
The IDPP does not endorse or recommend any
commercial product or service, and any advertisement accepted to be
included in our campaigns or products must rigorously adhere to our
professional and ethical principles and standards, which specifically
mandate that the nature of the advertisement must not promote any
behavior, product, or activity that may be harmful to human beings,
society, or Nature. No commercial advertisement of any kind
is accepted for display or exhibition at our offices or Internet website
in connection to the rendering of our professional clinical services.
Please note that although the IDPP procures the
best and safest electronic services it can afford, due to the inherent
nature of the technology, the IDPP tries to assure but CANNOT guarantee
the confidentiality of the information obtained by our Internet, e-mail,
and other related service providers, as well as by third parties beyond
If you are a client/patient, please include in
your communications your name and your reason for contacting us.
Your communication may be viewed by multiple people in our institution.
Please make sure to provide your complete name, the name of your
psychologist or specialist, and a telephone number where you can be
Be aware that e-mail messages may be deemed not
secure. To assure
confidentiality and security of your information, we suggest you contact
us in person, via telephone, or by fax. Please see
for a listing of contact options.
The information you give us, including that which
we obtain at this website (except at our
as well as all the information obtained throughout your
psychotherapeutic treatment, is held in strict confidence by us, and
this confidential information would only be divulged following your
written prior authorization, and/or when the situation would require it
in the judgment of Dr. Pacheco and/or his assistants and
The comments you leave at our
Guest Book are posted for the
public viewing of website visitors, so please do not leave any
information or make any comments of a confidential nature when signing
Any consultation you request and
obtain via this Internet website and/or mail
(traditional, electronic, or fax) is deemed by the IDPP
as a request for orientation of a general nature, not
psychotherapy, and is not offered as such by the IDPP,
nor in place of a face-to-face professional intervention
with a qualified mental health professional.
we request that you DO NOT use this service, but call
our emergencies cellular telephone 809-838-2222, and/or
911, and/or the institutions in charge of emergencies in
your locality. By contacting us and/or by
requesting a consultation, you acknowledge and accept
these terms, and those in our
If you want to
contact us with a request for information, or to offer
us your comments, please write us an e-mail to
Please see other contact options at
IDPP. You are
always most welcomed at the IDPP.
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