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Confidentiality

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) takes students' privacy seriously and maintains strict adherance to professional codes of ethics and legal rules of confidentiality. Information shared between a client and counselor, including a student's clinical contact with our office, cannot be released to anyone -- including family members or the University -- without the consent of the student.  There are certain situations in which CAPS is legally obligated to make an exception to confidentiality, including: 

(1) To prevent imminent danger to self or an identifiable other. 

(2) In situations where a child or vulnerable adult is being abused or neglected.

(3) When disclosure is made necessary by legal proceedings.