at the Texas State Counseling Center is to provide counseling and education to students, consultation and training to staff and faculty of the university community to facilitate the retention, adjustment and development of Texas State students. As part of its role in higher education, the Counseling Center also contributes to the advancement of the mental health field through the training of new professionals. In the provision of these services, we are guided by the values of effectiveness, collaboration, and respect for differences and by professional ethics and standards.
The staff of the Texas State Counseling Center are committed to the continued development of awareness and appreciation for individual differences within our diverse university community. We value diversity among our staff and clients and endeavor to be a positive force on campus as students, staff and faculty explore their own identities and beliefs about diversity. It is our intention that the Counseling Center be an emotionally safe and respectful environment for members of the Texas State community. To this end, we strive to provide quality services which are sensitive to diversity of all kinds including age, gender, race, ethnicity, ability, religion, sexual and gender identities, and values.
All aspects of your participation in counseling at the Counseling Center, including the scheduling of appointments, contents of counseling sessions, all contents of counseling records and outcomes of counseling are confidential by state law. A confidential record of the counseling services provided to you will be maintained by the Counseling Center, as required by state law. If you are participating in couple’s counseling, a separate record is kept for each individual, and all confidentiality policies apply independently to each record. Only the specific individual may have access to his or her file. If you are participating in group counseling, group notes are kept and distributed to each individual file, and all confidential policies apply independently to the notes for each individual. An individual may have access only to her or his independent notes. Your counseling record consists of both paper file and electronic database components. All parts of your record are highly secured, physically and/or electronically, and are protected by the same confidentiality and privacy laws.
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