Confidentiality

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All information disclosed within sessions is strictly confidential. Information may not be released to anyone outside the Counseling Center without the written consent of the student.

The exceptions to confidentiality where disclosure is required by law include:

  • Where there is reasonable suspicion of abuse of children or elderly or dependent persons.
  • Where the individual presents a serious danger of violence to another.
  • Where the therapist is subpoenaed and then mandated by a court of law.
  • If a student is suicidal and the therapist is concerned that the individual is likely to harm him or herself, the therapist is permitted to break confidentiality to protect the safety of the student. The therapist will not contact anyone without first attempting to notify the student.