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What is Confidentiality?

Confidentiality is a legal right and is highly regarded by our staff. Student counseling records and conversations are held in the strictest confidence and are not a part of your academic or other record at the university. Parents, faculty, or staff outside the Counseling Center cannot obtain any information about your counseling appointments, including whether or not you are being seen. We will not divulge information about you without a signed, written release by you, except as required by law or professional ethics. The details of this will be discussed further at your intake appointment. Ethical standards of the American Psychological Association are strictly maintained.

If you also receive treatment at the Center for Health and Wellness for a medical condition that is related to your work in counseling, our staffs may consult with each other to ensure adequate and appropriate treatment. This is outlined in the consent form you complete prior to your first appointment with us.

If you are interested in having your clinician consult with someone outside of our office, you should discuss this with your clinician directly. We frequently consult with parents, faculty, and staff about students, but must have a signed release in order to do so.