Confidentiality Policy

Confidentiality:

Clinical staffs are ethically committed to confidentiality and act in accordance with the professional laws and The Code of Ethics for Psychologists. The dignity of students and clients and their privacy are ensured and supported by every policy and procedure of the center.

Under No circumstances should anyone in the University divulge unauthorized information about clients. Individuals are encouraged to discuss any fears/concerns might have regarding confidentiality with the clinical staff.

According to the law there are three exceptions to confidentiality that are based on the issue of protection. If someone appears to be planning harm to self (suicide), if someone is planning harm to others (homicide), or if an individual is part of child or elderly abuse, the therapist is legally bound to break confidentiality and to provide the necessary assistance. 

We Do Not Call Students:

When you call us with a concern about a student, we provide specific advice on how you can talk further with the student or contact others who may approach the student directly. Our role is to assist you to assist the student — rather than our taking direct action. As mental health professionals, we follow professional codes of ethics that highlight individuals' rights to privacy and self-determination in their contacts with us.

We will give you language, information, and support to talk with the student, including follow up calls with us as much as you need. You usually have the benefit of an existing relationship with the student — and if a student has approached you, you have some implicit permission to respond. If you feel that you cannot address a concern directly with a student, we will tell you to call the Dean of Students office. Contacting students who may be having serious difficulties is part of their role.