All staff involved in the writing therapy will act according to standards of professional patient/doctor confidentiality thus ensuring strict confidentiality of all private data. Only the individual therapists have access to the data and the texts. The answers on the questionnaires will be tabulated numerically, making it impossible to trace their origin. At all times, before, during and after the study, personal data will remain strictly confidential.
Participation in this study is voluntary. If consent to participation in the treatment is withdrawn at a later date , this will have no negative consequences on the treatment. The option for withdrawal is open at any time during the course of the study and does not require a specific justification.