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Confidentiality

At The University Counseling Center your sessions and records are CONFIDENTIAL but there may be EXCEPTIONS. Clients and client information may be discussed by staff within the University Counseling Center (UCC) for treatment, administrative, supervisory, and training purposes. Release of information outside UCC requires your written permission with the following EXCEPTIONS:

  1. When there is clear and present danger to you or to others–includes potential suicide or homicide, abuse of children, elderly, or disabled persons.
  2. A court order is received which orders the release of information.
  3. PLEASE NOTE that we are required by law to report all cases of current abuse. Past abuse must be reported when there is any possibility of current danger to any child, elderly or disabled person (e.g., a child lives with the abuser).
  4. We may be required to disclose your health information to authorized federal officials who are conducting national security and intelligence activities or providing protective services to the President or other important officials. By law, we may be restricted from disclosing to you that information was disclosed to the government (e.g., Patriot Act).

University Counseling Center

Division of Student Affairs at Florida State University