In all of the above cases, the counselor is committed to sharing no more or less than is required by law and, whenever possible, to make every reasonable effort to notify the client before the release of information or records. In any of the above circumstances, the counselor will fight to protect the client's privacy to the highest possible degree.
As is the standard of practice for mental health professionals, the counselor will occasionally consult with colleagues to ensure quality of client care and to facilitate professional development. In such consultations, clients’ identities are protected as much as possible. Upon the discovery that a consultant colleague knows the client(s) of a particular case, consultation regarding that case with said colleague will cease immediately.