All client contacts and information obtained in the course of
treatment is confidential. No information will be released
without written authorization from the client, except in the
rare cases of imminent danger or as required by law when there
is a suspicion of child abuse, elder abuse or a court order.
This is in keeping with the Ethical Principles of Psychologists
and Code of Conduct and state and federal laws.
In certain circumstances with the permission of the client,
others may be notified about particular aspects of services to
guarantee coordination of those services with other treatment
providers. Also, others may be notified, again, with the
permission of the client, if the counselor and client determine
that it would be helpful to the client in the course of their
growth and recovery.
The confidentiality parameters do not
preclude a concerned other, such as parent or professor, from
consulting with a professional staff member at the Counseling
Center about their observations about a student.
The SCS staff member can provide assistance related to problem
detection, intervention, and referral without breaching a