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Confidentiality

You can rest assured knowing that anything disclosed during any of our counseling sessions will remain completely confidential. Only in the most extreme cases as explained below would there be a need to share information regarding a person, or persons, participating in any of our counseling services.

  1. The student/client signs a written release of information indicating informed consent to such release

  2. The student/client expresses serious intent to harm himself/herself or someone else

  3. There is evidence or reasonable suspicion of abuse/neglect against a minor child, elderly person (65 or older), or a dependent adult

  4. A subpoena or other court order is received directing the disclosure of information.

It is the policy of all our counselors to warrant either (a) privileged communication in the event of #4 or (b) the right to consult with students/clients, if at all possible, barring an emergency, before mandated disclosure in the event of #2 or #3.

Any material or information obtained from a minor may be shared with the client’s parent or guardian, at the discretion of the counselor. Therapy may involve the participation of family members and/or significant persons. However, our counselors cannot guarantee that what is expressed within a group setting will not be divulged by said participants once they have left the counseling session. The UWA counselors can only guarantee client / counselor privilege in regard to the sharing of personal information during the counseling session.