Conversations between CSDC counselors and their clients are kept strictly confidential, which means that information from counseling interviews and sessions may not be released to anyone outside of the Center without your written permission.
In keeping with the ethical/legal code of the American Psychological Association, strict confidentiality is maintained except when, in the judgment of the counselor, such disclosure is necessary in order to protect the client or another person from harm or when a court order is served on the Center.
There are a few circumstances that a counselor may need to break confidentiality in a limited way:
- Serious concern of possible suicide.
- Client's threat of harm to another party.
- Child or elder abuse (as per Mandatory State Law)
- Client signs a release form allowing communication with another party (limited information with pre-approval of the client).
If you have questions about confidentiality, please call CSDC at (808) 956-7927.