Wayne State College
Student Center, Rm. 103
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787
Personal Counseling > Confidentiality
Counseling often involves sharing sensitive, personal,
and private information by clients with their counselor.
Recognizing this, laws and ethical guidelines require that
all interactions with the Counseling Center, including content
of your sessions, your records, scheduling of or attendance
at appointments, and progress in counseling are confidential.
No record of counseling is contained in any academic, educational,
or job placement file.
Exceptions to Confidentiality
For the vast majority of clients, no exceptions to confidentiality
are made. However, there are some exceptions to confidentiality
which you should know about before you begin counseling:
- The counseling staff at the Counseling Center operates
as a team. Therefore, from time to time, your counselor
may consult with other staff members or receive supervision
from a clinical supervisor. These consultations are for
professional and training purposes only and are aimed
at providing the best possible care for all clients.
- You may request, in writing, that the Counseling Center
release information about your counseling to professional
persons you designate.
- If there is evidence that an individual poses a clear
and imminent danger of harm to self and/or others, a counselor
is legally required to report this information to the
proper authorities. Appropriate medical or law enforcement
personnel will be notified to ensure the safety of the
client and the community.
- Counselors are required to report physical and sexual
abuse of minors, or the elderly to the State Department
of Social Services.
- A court-ordered subpoena can require the Counseling
Center to release information contained in records or
require a counselor to testify in a court hearing.
Also see Consent for
Ron Vick, MA, LPC
Counselor / Academic Advisor
Int'l Student Advisor