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Confidentiality and Its Limits

Confidentiality means that any information that you share with a therapist during the course of treatment will not be shared with others. This helps to promote a trusting relationship between you and your therapist. However, there are important exceptions to confidentiality, namely when it conflicts with the therapistís duty to warn or duty to protect others. If you or a family member reports suicidal or homicidal ideation, or if you reveal that you are being abused or are currently abusing or neglecting a child or an elder, then the therapist is legally bound to report this information.

Please feel free to discuss any questions about confidentiality with your therapist or clinic staff. If you have any questions for the therapist or Director of the PCC, please call us. We like to keep the lines of communication open.

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Psychological Consultation Center


100 Chafee Building
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: 401-874-4263