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 others.
  •  The clinician has reason to believe that a child, elderly or disabled person is in danger of or is being abused or neglected.
  •  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.