Counseling Services Consent

  • Counseling Services:

    The counselor at Trinity School at Edgemere offers short term individual and/or small group counseling to students. Counseling may be provided at the request of parents/guardians, school staff, or students themselves. It is the school’s policy to obtain parent/guardian written permission for counseling that extends beyond 2 sessions.

    School counseling services are short-term services and not intended as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment for any mental health disorder. If you would like to give permission for your student to receive these services during the school year, complete and sign the consent form below and return to the school counselor, Ms. Epperson.

    There are risks and benefits associated with participation in counseling. Counseling may improve a student’s ability to relate with others, provide a clearer understanding of oneself and one’s values and goals, and help develop coping skills. Counseling may also lead to unanticipated feelings and change, which may have an unexpected impact on a student and their relationships.

  • Confidentiality:

    Information provided in the counseling sessions are confidential, with some exceptions. The counselor is required by law to share information with parents or others in certain circumstances, such as a risk of danger to self or other persons, evidence or disclosure of abuse or neglect, or threats to school security. Because these services are provided in a school setting, the counselor may also share information with parents/guardians, the student’s teacher(s), and Trinity administrators who work with the student so we may better support them. Students will be made aware of these limits of confidentiality and be informed when information will be shared. If you would like the counselor to share information with a third party, you will need to sign a release of information.

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