All interactions with Counseling Services, including scheduling of or attendance at appointments, content of your sessions, progress in counseling, and your records are confidential. No record of counseling is contained in your academic record. You may request writing that the Counseling staff release specific information about your counseling to persons you designate.
Exceptions to Confidentiality:
- The Center for Health and Counseling Services (CHCS) department is comprised of two units: Counseling Services and Health Services. The professional staff of CHCS operates as a team and as such we may confer with each other as professionally necessary to provide the best possible services to you.
- If there is evidence of clear and imminent danger of harm to self and/or others, a Counselor is legally required to report this information to the authorities responsible for ensuring safety.
- New Jersey state law requires that staff of Counseling Services who learn of, or strongly suspect, physical or sexual abuse or neglect of any person under 18 years of age must report this information to county child protection services.
- A court order, issued by a judge, may require the Counseling Services staff to release information contained in records and/or require a Counselor to testify in court hearing.