What About Confidentiality?
The RCC maintains strict standards regarding privacy. Information obtained during a counseling session or in written form though testing will not be disclosed to anyone without your written permission. There are times when a student and their clinician feel that it would be useful to speak to a third-party representative (i.e., college master, parent, dean), but will do so only if the student provides written consent.
By state law and ethical
guidelines, limitations of confidentiality include instances in which:
- There is risk of imminent harm to the student or
- The clinician has reason to believe that a
child, elderly or disabled person is in danger of or is being abused or
- The clinician has been served with a court order
to release information.
- There is a reason to suspect that the student
has been the victim of sexual exploitation by a former mental health provider
during the course of treatment.
Within the RCC, staff members
share information in professional consultation with each other in order to
insure that students are receiving the highest quality of psychological care.
These consultations remain confidential among the RCC's clinicians.