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All records are confidential. Your records are NOT part of your academic or administrative records. Your records and personal history are available to no one including parents, family, police, employers, faculty, or administrators unless you provide written consent. No information about your counseling will be released to anyone without your authorization except under the following circumstances:
If referred by someone else, we will confirm attendance at your first session for the referral source. No further information will be provided to them without your written permission.
Prior to starting counseling you will be provided with detailed information regarding counseling services and given an opportunity to ask questions.
COUPLE COUNSELING: Records related to couple counseling sessions are maintained in a student's individual record with the identifying information for the spouse or partner removed. Although the information discussed in couple sessions is considered confidential by BUCC staff members, confidentiality by the participating spouse or partner in couple counseling cannot be guaranteed.
NOTE: Students should be aware that many states, including Texas, ask about therapy as part of application to the bar. In a few states medical boards request this information as well. Similar information is requested by some religious denominations prior to ordination. Some federal agencies require releasing this information for applicants for sensitive government positions. In the past we have responded to these requests with brief summaries, which have been sufficient. This information is only released with your written consent.
The staff adheres to the ethical principles and codes of conduct for psychologists of the American Psychological Association and for counselors of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.
If you have any questions about your rights as they relate to confidentiality, please do not hesitate to contact the Counseling Center and speak with a therapist.