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
- 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.
- Information released to other professionals involved in treatment. Most commonly this would be
to other members of the counseling staff at LeTourneau University, our psychiatric consultant (if
involved in your treatment), or a LeTourneau Student Heath Center nurse (if assisting in
managing your treatment).
- If you are under 18 years of age, your parents or legal guardian(s) may have access to your
records and may authorize their release to other parties.
- If you are determined to be in imminent danger of harming yourself or someone else.
- If you disclose abuse or neglect of children, the elderly, or disabled persons.
- If you disclose sexual misconduct by a therapist.
- To qualified personnel for certain kinds of program audits or evaluations.
- To individuals, corporations, or governmental agencies involved in paying or collecting fees
for services. This includes insurance companies. In addition, please note that most applications
for health insurance include a release of information for medical records. This would include
- In criminal court proceedings.
- In legal or regulatory actions against a professional.
- In proceedings in which a claim is made about one's physical, emotional, or mental
- When disclosure is relevant in any suit affecting the parent-child relationship. This includes
divorce and child custody deliberations.
- Where otherwise legally required.
COUPLES COUNSELING: Records related to couples counseling sessions are maintained
separately from records related to those of an individual who has sought individual counseling
therapy. Permission to release records relating to couples counseling must be authorized separately
by each individual involved.
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 code of conduct for
psychologists of the
American Psychological Association.