Confidentiality

The counseling center follows a strict policy of confidentiality between client and counselor. No information regarding a client’s experience can be released to Whittier College, any individual, or institution outside the counseling center without the client’s written permission.

The only exception to this policy is in the case of child or elder abuse, or when an individual is clearly in danger of self-harm, or harm to others, in which case counselors are legally required to report it to the appropriate authorities and/or individuals.