When is confidentiality not protected?
In all but a few rare situations, your confidentiality is protected by state law and by the rules of my profession. See my HIPAA brochure.
There is another situation in which I might talk about part of your case with another psychologist. When I am away from the office for a few days, I have a trusted fellow psychologist be “on call” for me. This psychologist will be available to you in emergencies. Therefore, he or she needs to know about you. Generally, I will tell this person only what he or she would need to know for an emergency. Of course, this psychologist is bound by the same laws and rules as I am to protect your confidentiality.