The Counseling Center is committed to maintaining student’s confidentiality. This includes the scheduling of appointments, content of counseling sessions, and any records we keep. Mental health confidentiality practices are governed by state law, professional practices and ethical standards. Counseling records never become a part of a student's transcript or college record. All records are kept in the Counseling Center office in locked files and, if electronically held, are password protected. The Counseling Center cannot disclose any information about a student’s treatment without the written consent of the student. However, there are exceptions to confidentiality reviewed below.
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Exceptions to Confidentiality
- A counselor may release confidential information if there is evidence that a client presents an imminent danger to him or herself, or presents an imminent danger to others.
- A counselor must report any knowledge of abuse or neglect of a child under the age of 18, elderly person, or a disabled person.
- A court of law or judge may require a counselor to produce confidential information in association with legal proceedings.
Confidentiality Information for Faculty, Staff, Family, and Friends
Thank you for contacting us or referring students to us who are of concern to you. We are happy to consult with you related to any concerns you have about a student’s well-being. You may give us any information about the student that you feel would help us understand the current situation so that we can try to be as helpful as possible. Confidentiality dictates that we cannot share any information that we may have about the student, including if the student is known to us or in treatment with us (see exceptions above). When you contact us, we will listen to you and work with you to come up with a plan that addresses your concerns about the student. We may make recommendations and or provide referral information for additional supports on or off campus.