UB Statement of Confidentiality
All counseling sessions are CONFIDENTIAL as well as information related to session attendance, information exchanged in counseling and records kept by Counseling Services. No information related to counseling sessions will be included in academic records or job placement files. Students who wish to authorize the release of information can do so only with expressed written consent.
The exceptions to our privacy practices include:
- When Counseling Services’ staff believe an individual presents an imminent danger to him/herself or others.
- When the life or safety of an identifiable person is at risk.
- When Counseling Services’ staff believes that a child or vulnerable adult is being subjected to abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
- When a court of law mandates or subpoena’s information.
Counseling Services is subject to Connecticut Privacy Laws and ethical codes of the National Association of Social Workers, American Counseling Association, and/or the American Psychiatric Association. If you have specific questions about our policies on confidentiality, please ask a Staff Counselor, the consulting APRN, or the Director of Counseling Services.