• Confidentiality

    CONFIDENTIALITY

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is a federal law establishing an array of confidentiality rights for students and families.  This law is required to be upheld by all school employees.  There are significant sanctions and penalties that can be imposed for violating this law.  In fact one of the conditions for receiving federal funds requires procedures and adherence to FERPA.

    Students who engage in therapeutic counseling services have a right to confidentiality. The documents generated when a student engages in confidential therapy DO NOT become part of the students educational record and is maintained by the clinician in compliance with FERPA.

    INFORMED CONSENT

    Prior to receiving services parents are contacted and an Informed Consent for Counseling Services form is sent home or downloaded from this website, signed by the parent(s) or guardian(s) and returned to the clinician prior to the start of therapy.