• Ethical Standards for School Counselors
     
    The Professional School Counselor:
     
    Keeps information confidential unless disclosure is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the student or others or when legal requirements demand confidential information be revealed. Counselors will consult with appropriate professionals when in doubt as to the validity of an exception.
     
    Protects the confidentiality of information received in the counseling relationship as specified by federal and state laws, written policies and applicable ethical standards. Such information is only to be revealed to others with the informed consent of the student, consistent with the counselor's ethical obligation.
     
    Recognizes his/her primary obligation for confidentiality is to the student, but balances that obligation with an understanding of the legal and inherent rights of parents/ guardians to be the guiding voice in their children's lives.