YES! This is a crucial part of a counselor’s role. Ethically counselors are bound to keep what student’s share during sessions private unless students share that they are:
- Hurting themselves
- Hurting others
- Share that someone else is hurting someone else or themselves
Please keep in mind that as counselors we want to protect students privacy and collaborate with educators/parents “need to know/basic information”. This information may often times not include all the details or what the student shares during the counseling session.
Please feel free to ask any questions regarding confidentiality or counseling ethics.