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Key Elements of Informed Consent

Do you think that one of the key elements in the informed consent process is a statement of intent from the therapist about who they are, values, life experience? To what extent is this an important part of the initial session? should this be included in the first session?

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I do not think that this should actually be formalized in the informed consent process. I believe that this process should be standardized across all therapists, and it should only ...