All information shared in counseling is held in strict confidence. Professional ethical codes and state and federal laws consider the personal information discussed in counseling to be confidential. All information gathered in counseling, including the fact that you have come to the Student Counseling Center is held in strict confidence. No information is released to university officials, faculty members, parents, or outside agencies without written authorization from you.
Exceptions to these guidelines are:
- Instances in which there is imminent danger of serious harm to you or to others because of your actions
- Information from you indicating there is child abuse or other dependent abuse occurring either by you or someone you know
A counselor or psychologist must reveal information to prevent these types of harm. The client is informed of these exceptions in the initial session and if appropriate, will be involved in any and all disclosures related to these conditions.