5.2. Confidentiality

Everyone is entitled to privacy in his/her session with the counsellor. All contact methods with the counsellor are confidential to the CSDU. Written permission is required for Counseling Services to release information to others. If it becomes clear in the counseling session that there is a real danger to the student or others, it is required to take action to help maintain safety. Counsellors are legally and ethically required to address these kinds of imminent safety risks, even if it involves breaking confidentiality.