The following information provides details about some of the policies and procedures of Counseling Services.
We provide individual, group, couples counseling. You and your counselor will determine together the best course and duration of treatment.
No information about your counseling will be released outside of Counseling Services to anyone without your written authorization, with the following exceptions:
- When there is risk of imminent harm to myself or another person, my counselor reserves the right to take reasonable action to protect life.
- When a court of law orders a counselor to release information, my counselor is bound by law to comply with such an order.
- If my counselor has reason to believe that a child, elderly, or disabled person is in danger of being physically, emotionally, or sexually abused, then my counselor is obligated by law to report such abuse to the proper authorities.
- If I disclose sexual misconduct by another mental health professional, my counselor may be required to file a report.
Records are kept on each session and are not part of your academic records.
To provide the best service possible your counselor may consult with or receive supervision from another member of Counseling Services professional staff.
Students who are eligible to receive services at Counseling Services have the following rights as clients:
- The right to impartial access to counseling regardless of gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religious beliefs, social/economic class, outward appearance, body size/shape, disablility, impairment, or political idelogy.
- The right to ask questions about the process of counseling and procedures used at Counseling Services.
- The right to information regarding counselor credentials and training.
- The right to expect that all information disclosed in counseling will be kept confidential with the exceptions described in the “Counselor-Client Agreement”.
- The right to participate in the planning of my counseling services
- The right to request a different counselor from the one assigned
- The right to terminate counseling at any time.
- The right to file a grievance about services offered and/or received.
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