While it is important that a student’s conversations with a counselor be kept confidential, confidentiality does have its limitations. Discussions between a counselor and student are to remain confidential unless permission is granted by the student or a breach is required by law. A breach of confidentiality as required by Texas law would include a student verbalizing the following:
1) Verbal, Physical or Sexual Abuse
3) A desire to harm him/herself
4) A desire to harm someone else
5) An unreported sexual assault
Before information may be released to a 3rd party, a release of information form must be obtained: AISD Release of Information.