Confidentiality is an important and sensitive issue to most of our clients as well as to the Counseling Services staff. Information pertaining to you cannot be shared with another person, or any other university personnel without your written permission. Exceptions to this privilege are when disclosure is required by law (e.g. where there is a reasonable suspicion of abuse of children or an elderly person; where the client presents an eminent danger of harm to another person; or where the client is likely to harm himself/herself unless protective measures are taken). Although rare, there are instances where client records can be subpoenaed for legal proceedings. Your records will be securely kept in the Counseling Services office and will not become part of the permanent university records. You are encouraged to discuss any concerns you may have about these or other matters with your therapist.