Can parents speak with Counseling Services staff?
Counseling Services welcomes parent calls. We understand parents may have concerns about their students and wish to consult with us about these concerns. If a parent wishes to speak to their student's therapist, a signed release of information must be obtained from the student. Counseling Services is committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the information shared by students and Ohio law requires it. Exceptions to confidentiality requirement include reporting of current child abuse and to make appropriate notifications when there is an imminent risk to a person's health or safety. In the absence of a release of information, parents are directed to speak with another therapist in the center. Parents are always free to convey information to us, inquire about Counseling Services at Ohio Wesleyan, and consult with us about any other issues related to their student's well-being.