The University Counseling and Testing Center (UCTC) provides confidential psychological services to students, consistent with the parameters of state and federal laws. Providing confidential services means that Counseling Center staff members do not release your information outside the UCTC without your permission.
The main, but not only, exceptions to confidentiality may arise in situations involving danger to yourself or others, abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult, court orders or subpoena of records, or your emotional condition being used as a claim or defense in a legal situation.
Information regarding students is routinely shared internally among Counseling Center staff, primarily for case consultation and therapist supervision. The Counseling Center may exchange information regarding your treatment with other health care professionals for the purposes of coordinating care without your written consent, as specified by law
If you are a student majoring in a professionally regulated area (e g., Law), or if your work requires government security clearance (e.g., Department of Defense), please be advised that those regulatory boards may ask you to authorize disclosure of your Counseling Center records.
The information you provide may be used in aggregate form, i.e. all information uniquely identifying any individual is removed, for the purposes of maintaining accurate statistics and conducting research.
The University has enacted a Confidentiality of Client/Patient Health Care and Survivors' Services Information policy. Please contact the Counseling Center at 541-346-3227 or talk with your therapist if you have more specific questions about confidentiality at the Counseling and Testing Center.