What you talk about with your counselor, your records, and anything connected to the counseling are kept confidential. If you want any of this information shared with anyone outside of Counseling Services, you may sign a release of information form that allows us to share this information.
There are, however, some exceptions to confidentiality. Counselors are required by law to take action (which may include breaking confidentiality) if an individual poses a clear and imminent threat to themselves or someone else or in the case of suspected child or elder abuse. In addition, all sexual offenses, including sexual harassment, will be reported to Public Safety and the Title !X Coordinator pursuant to the federal Title IX law and MCCCD Administrative Regulation 5.1.8.