Personal counseling services are confidential. This means that your involvement in counseling and the information you share cannot be released to anyone without your written authorization. There are three specific circumstances under which it is permissible to breach confidentiality without the expressed consent of the client:
If the client is in clear and imminent danger of hurting himself/herself (suicidal) or another (homicidal);
If current abuse of a child or dependent adult is reported; or
If the client’s records are subpoenaed by a court of law.
All counseling records are kept in a locked file cabinet and do not become part of your permanent university record. For further questions regarding confidentiality, call 816.501.3767.