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Code of Ethics

On this website, I adhere to the following:

  1. Any suggestions, advice, or information pertaining to Child Psychology will be reported or authored by Dr. Edward Johnson. If other Licensed Mental Health Providers give advice or information, they will be clearly identified.

  2. The information provided on this site is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing psychologist, physician, therapist, or other mental health provider.

  3. Confidentiality of information relating to individual clients and visitors, including their identity, is respected by this website. Dr. Edward Johnson, or any other visiting Psychologists offering information, consultation, or advice through this site will meet or exceed the legal requirements of mental health information privacy that apply in the State of Colorado, where this site is authored and located.

  4. When appropriate, information will be supported by clear references to source data, and where possible, will have specific HTML links to that data. The date when each page was last modified will be clearly displayed at the bottom of that page.

  5. Claims related to benefits or performance of specific treatments, commercial products, or services will be supported by appropriate, balanced evidence in the manner outlined in Number 4.

  6. The Webmaster, WebGoddess1, will give information and/or contact addresses pertaining to the website in a clear and straightforward manner. She will also display her E-mail address as throughout the site.

  7. Financial support for this website will be identified, including names of commercial and non-commercial organizations that may contribute funding, services, or materials for the site. Presently, fees collected for services through Childpsych On-Line support this website.

  8. If advertising is a source of funding, it will be clearly stated. Advertising and other promotional material will be presented to viewers in a manner and context that facilitates differentiation between it and content material reported by Dr. Johnson. Presently, there is no advertising or promotion for outside business concerns on this site.

American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists

As a practicing Psychologist, I follow respective Codes of Ethics of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists For more information regarding ethical standards please visit each respective website. Also, the Board of Psychologist Examiners for the State of Colorado follows ethical standards as set forth by the American Psychological Association.

Disclosure Statement

As a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Colorado, I adhere to applicable State Laws governing my Practice. As such, I would like to provide the following information to all prospective clients.

The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies has the responsibility of monitoring the practice of licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, certified school psychologists, and unlicensed individuals who practice psychotherapy. In addition, Colorado law requires that all psychotherapists provide their clients with the following information. Please read this information carefully.

Any concerns or complaints about Dr. Edward Johnson's professional practice should be directed to:

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
State Grievance Board
1560 Broadway, Suite 1370
Denver, CO 80202


I am recognized (Registrant #50128) by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology since 2001. The Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners has also licensed me as a  Psychologist (#1678) since 1993. I am licensed as a School Psychologist (#0027888) by the Colorado Department of Education since 1991.

My degrees/diplomas include:

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology, 1991, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Educational (School) Psychology, 1990, Arizona State University.

  • Educational Specialist (School Psychology), 1981, Idaho State University.

  • Master of Education, 1978, University of Kansas.

  • Bachelor of Arts, 1974, University of Minnesota.

Client Rights

In the State of Colorado, mental health clients are entitled to receive detailed information regarding their services. Specifically,

  1. You are entitled to receive information from me about my methods, the techniques I use, and my fee structure.

  2. You can seek a second opinion from another psychologist or terminate services at any time.

  3. In a professional relationship, sexual intimacy between a psychologist and a client is never appropriate. If sexual intimacy occurs, it should be reported to the State Grievance Board immediately.

  4. Confidentiality is another important area governed by State Regulations. Generally, important information that you, or your child, reveal during therapy, consultation, or assessment will not be disclosed to others, unless you give written consent. However, Colorado law does specify exceptions to your right of total confidentiality. Licensed Psychologists are permitted, and often required, to disclose information in cases of child abuse or neglect; in situations that involve a threat of harm to self or others; in the event that a client becomes gravely disabled; or when your written permission is given to release information to others.

    Moreover, in Colorado, adolescents are entitled to privileged communication when they reach the age of 14. Therefore, in working with individuals age 14 or over, psychologists are not obligated to reveal confidential information to parents or other individuals without written permission, subject to the same exceptions listed above. For children below the age of 14 the parent holds the privilege. These circumstances are listed in Colorado Statutes (see section 12-43-218, C.R.S., in particular). If any of these situations should arise, I will discuss all applicable legal requirements with you.

Privacy and Security Statement

At, I recognize the importance of protecting personal information.

  1. I am committed to protecting your privacy online. I use reasonable technical safeguards to ensure that your personal information is secure and private

  2. This website does not collect personally identifiable information about you except when you knowingly provide it. No data files or "cookies" will be placed in your computer from this website.

  3. Information provided to online will only be used in ways described in this Privacy and Security Statement. In the future, site visitors may have the opportunity to be on a mailing list and receive updated news. At that time, you will have the option of providing additional information.

  4. This site contains links to other websites. is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of those sites. If you have concerns about how other websites collect information about you, please make sure to read that site's privacy policy.

  5. On this site, children have the opportunity to ask Dr. Johnson questions and get feedback. Information is provided to a child under the age of 14 with the permission of that child's parent or legal guardian.


If you have questions about this Privacy and Security Statement or the practices of this website, please contact: Dr. Edward Johnson, Rose Medical Center, 4500 E. Ninth Avenue, Suite 660, Denver, CO 80220, 303-514-5455 (phone), 303-831-8408 (fax), or send e-mail to

Copyright by Edward R. Johnson, Ph.D.  Last modified: September 16, 2002
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