Confidentiality and Records
While it is necessary to keep records of services in order to comply with standards of care and fulfill legal and ethical requirements, you can be assured that no record of counseling is ever part of your academic or any other university file. No information about your counseling will be communicated to anyone without your written authorization except under the following circumstances:
- If you are under 18 years of age, your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) may have access to your records and may authorize the release to other parties.
- If you are determined to be in clear and immediate danger of harming yourself or someone else.
- If you disclose sexual misconduct by a therapist.
- If you disclose abuse or neglect of children, the elderly, or disabled persons.
- To qualified personnel for certain kinds of program audits or evaluations.
- In criminal court proceedings.
- In legal or regulatory actions against a professional.
- In proceedings in which a claim is made about one's physical, emotional, or mental condition.
- When disclosure is relevant in any suit affecting the parent-child relationship.
- Where otherwise legally required.
Note: Professional staff at the Counseling Center confer with one another in order to provide the best possible care.