Confidentiality

We take protecting your privacy very seriously. Our staff of licensed independent practitioners operate under the professional conduct standard of the UC Faculty Code of Conduct and the California Department of Consumer Affairs. Our services are confidential, meaning that we will not disclose information about your treatment to anyone who is not directly involved in your care without your written permission, or as required by law. If you are age 18 or older, confidentiality includes not disclosing information about you or your treatment to your parent or guardian.

CAPS staff and interns adhere to state laws and ethical standards that require all client information disclosed within session to be kept confidential. To provide effective service, clinicians or psychiatrists may consult with other CAPS staff and qualified medical providers at the Ashe Center or UC Medical Center. Any other release of information requires the client’s written consent, except where disclosure is required or allowed by law (e.g., where there is a reasonable suspicion of abuse of children, dependent adults, or elderly persons; where the client presents a serious danger of violence to another person; where the client is likely to harm themselves; or when required by a valid court order) and as delineated in the CAPS Notice of Privacy Practices. No mental health information will appear on a student’s academic records, including any reference to whether or not CAPS services were ever used, unless the student specifically requests the disclosure of this information.

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