Several exceptions are required by law. In this state, we are required to break confidentiality:
- If we believe a client is at high risk for suicide or
- If we hear a direct, specific homicidal threat from a client to another person.
We must also report abuse or neglect of a child, dependent adult, or developmentally disabled person if we believe such an incident has occurred.
We will explain these exceptions to all potential clients before treatment, in our written consent form. And in most cases we will also discuss the situation with a client before making any disclosure.
For additional information, contact the Director of the Student Counseling Center. You may also review the SCC Center Policies Fall 2020.