These terms and conditions (the “Agreement”) are between you (“you” or “Client”) and Betrayal Trauma Recovery (“BTR”) / Center For Peace (“CenFP”).
BTR/CenFP is honored to support you, and looks forward to providing you with a safe place to process during the coming months. BTR/CenFP coaches come to sessions on time and free from distractions and respectfully request that you do the same. Our coaching coordinator will periodically drop into group and individual sessions to ensure client safety and coaching quality.
Coaching sessions must be paid for in advance and are charged at the time of scheduling through BTR/CenFP website & links at our rates which are adjusted from time to time. Group membership is automatically deducted monthly. Your credit card is charged using third party software and BTR/CenFP is not responsible for any unauthorized access or security breaches the third-party processor may experience.
Although membership to Betrayal Trauma Recovery Group can be canceled at anytime, the first payment and any monthly membership fees thereafter are non-refundable. Individual sessions and individual session packages are non-refundable. Individual sessions can be rescheduled up to 24 hours of the session start time. All CenFP payments are non-refundable.
By scheduling a session and clicking on “I agree to the terms and conditions found at btr.org/terms,” you agree to be added to the BTR email list and to receive communications from BTR. You understand that BTR/CenFP is not HIPAA compliant because BTR/CenFP does not store medical information. Regardless, we treat your information confidentially and it will not share or sell any of your personal information with or to third parties.
Although we have an SSL Certificate which ensures BTR/CenFP provides secure, encrypted communications between a website and an internet browser, BTR/CenFP cannot guarantee the privacy of its users from hackers.
Clients are strictly prohibited from recording individual or group coaching sessions, for any reason. Recording sessions in violation of this agreement will result in immediate termination from all BTR/CenFP services, without refund of all fees paid to date. We ask that clients also keep the names of group members confidential, although we can’t guarantee that clients will keep confidentiality.
REPRESENTATIONS OF CLIENT
BTR/CenFP sessions are not a substitute for licensed mental health care. As a client, you understand that in order to receive a diagnosis or treatment plan, you need to visit a licensed mental health professional. You agree to not seek any diagnosis from BTR/CenFP. We cannot treat or prevent a mental illness, whether in-person or remotely, including:
(a) conducting a professional evaluation of an individual’s condition of mental health, mental illness, or emotional disorder consistent with standards generally recognized in the professions of mental health therapy;
(b) establishing a diagnosis in accordance with established written standards generally recognized in the professions of mental health therapy;
(c) prescribing a plan for the prevention or treatment of a condition of mental illness or emotional disorder;
(d) engaging in the conduct of professional intervention, including psychotherapy by the application of established methods and procedures generally recognized in the professions of mental health therapy.
You agree to not look to or rely upon BTR/CenFP for any of the above listed services. You understand and agree that BTR/CenFP is not providing mental health services and you are fully responsible for your physical and emotional well-being during a BTR/CenFP session and choices made during and thereafter.
Similarly, the aim of BTR group and individual sessions is to assist victims of emotional abuse, psychological abuse, and sexual coercion (due to her husband’s pornography use) get to safety. Physical violence and other crimes are outside the scope of BTR Group. Thus, victims of physical abuse or women who have knowledge of a crime (i.e. sex with underage persons or child pornography use) need to set an individual appointment with Coach Renee asap to get support to safely contact their local domestic violence shelter and/or local authorities.
One of the most common things we hear from women new to the BTR community is how welcomed, safe, and validated they feel even on their first day. Anyone who has suffered years or decades of emotional abuse understands how important safety and empathy are to healing and recovery.
Providing an opportunity to listen, share and learn without having to worry about being shamed, invalidate or triggered is the hallmark of our BTR group environment. We strive to model safe relationships to those who may never have experienced them. In his book Safe People, Henry Cloud says :
“In safe relationships, empathy is a large part of the equation. We literally ‘enter the other person’s head’ and attempt to understand how he feels, what he believes, and how he thinks. Empathy is walking in the moccasins of another person, and not judging him until we can see what suffering he’s been through to get to the point he’s at.”
Because we don’t know what any other woman has experienced prior to joining BTR we ask that all members adhere to some general safety precautions so that each and every woman, no matter her situation or background, can feel secure in our midst.
Please review the group guidelines below:
- Video or audio check in upon group entry is required – we must be able to identify you as a member
- Clean language only – many members have been abused with harsh words
- Avoid graphic details during shares – others may be triggered into a trauma response
- No obvious use of alcohol – many members are in relationship with alcohol abusers
- Turn off your video when multi-tasking – those sharing may feel minimized thinking they don’t have your full attention
- Be mindful of time – everyone who wishes to share deserves equal opportunity to speak and get feedback
- The chat should be used for support and encouragement only – please do not diagnose or advise
You hereby release, waive, and forever discharge BTR/CenFP, its owners, contractors, agents, successors, assigns, and employees (each of whom is referred to herein as a “BTR/CenFP Affiliate”) from every claim for damages you may now have as well as those you may yet acquire arising out of actions or omissions of a BTR/CenFP Affiliate to the full extent permitted by law. You further declare and represent that you are competent to enter this Agreement and do so of your own free will. You further declare that no promise, inducement or agreement not herein expressed has been made to you to enter into this release. The release made pursuant to this paragraph shall bind your heirs, executors, personal representatives, successors, assigns, and agents. If you breach any of the terms of this Agreement in anyway, you agree to be responsible for paying all damages incurred by BTR/CenFP, including, but not limited to any out-of-pocket costs, expenses, and attorney’s fees regardless of whether litigation is required. This paragraph will survive any conclusion or termination of this Agreement.
You agree that you will not contract with or receive coaching services from any BTR/CenFP coach outside of the BTR/CenFP structure or hire or pay any BTR/CenFP coach directly. You will immediately notify BTR/CenFP of any suggestion by a BTR/CenFP coach that you hire that coach outside of BTR/CenFP. You agree that any referral made by BTR/CenFP for other professional services is in no way intended to be an endorsement of that service provider by BTR/CenFP. You agree and acknowledge the importance of personally evaluating the qualifications of all service providers and agree it is your individual decision to make regarding which service provider(s) to use. This paragraph will survive any conclusion or termination of this Agreement.
Client agrees that it will not at any time make, publish or communicate to any person or entity or post on any public forum a defamatory or disparaging remark, comment or statement concerning BTR/CenFP or any of its owners, directors, contractors, officers, employees, or agents. Doing so may result in immediate termination of Client’s services and blocking Client access to the BTR/CenFP groups. This paragraph will survive any conclusion or termination of this Agreement.
This Agreement contains the entire agreement between BTR/CenFP and Client but not the entire agreement between BTR/CenFP and one of its coaches. It is non-assignable without the written consent of the other party. You agree that you have no agreement with any owner, agent or employee of BTR/CenFP in his or her individual capacity. If any provision of this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable the remainder of the Agreement shall not be affected. All modifications to this Agreement must be in writing and signed by BTR/CenFP and Client.
DISPUTES, JURISDICTION AND VENUE
You agree that the Fourth District Court of Utah or the United States District Court for the District of Utah shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all claims between BTR/CenFP and you including but not limited to claims arising out of or related to this Agreement. You agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating all such claims and waive any defense of forum non conveniens. The laws of the State of Utah will govern this Agreement as well as any claim that might arise between you and BTR/CenFP, without regard to conflict of law provisions. In the event of litigation, the prevailing party shall be entitled to its court costs, attorney fees, deposition costs, and all other litigation expenses. This paragraph will survive any conclusion or termination of this Agreement.