Confidentiality is an important element of the counseling process. The student’s identity and ongoing work in counseling is kept confidential. In order to share counseling information, counselors must first obtain the student’s written permission with the following exceptions:
- If we believe a student is an immediate threat to himself/herself or others (suicidal or homicidal), we may need to report these statements to those who can insure the student’s safety and/or the safety of others.
- If there is suspected abuse or neglect to a minor, mentally/developmentally disabled adult, or an animal.
- If we are subpoenaed by a judge to release your records, counselors are obligated to comply.