We only need to share the details of what we talk about if your wellbeing is at stake. We do this because we care and because we are legally bound to do so. We will always do our best to let youu know before we share anything we talk about so it isn't a surprise to you.
The counseling relationship between students and their school counselor requires an atmosphere of trust and confidence. Students must trust the school counselor to be able to enter into a meaningful and honest dialogue with the school counselor (Iyer & Baxter-McGregor, 2010). However, students should be informed that exceptions to confidentiality exist in which school counselors must inform others of information they obtained in the counseling relationship to prevent serious and foreseeable harm to students, themselves, or others and if it is legally required.
- You give me permission to share with a trusted adult.
- Someone is hurting you.
- You want to hurt yourself.
- You want to hurt someone.
Questions? Please ask.