Faculty and Staff Consultation
Protocol for Department of Counseling and Career Services Consultation Roles
Consult with a Counselor in the Department of Counseling and Career Services (732.906.2546) to discuss the best way to successfully refer the student you are concerned about. Generally, it is effective to:
In some cases, it will be important to refer the student to counseling. Here are some scenarios in which referral would be important:
The Department of Counseling and Career Services is asked to consult with campus staff to:
Our consultant role involves assessing persons/situations for an administrative unit of the College, such as the Director of Student Activities, the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, the Campus Police or the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Student Support Services or Dean of Enrollment and Student Support Services. In this role, our obligation is to the College and in most cases does not incur the same level of confidentiality provided in a counseling relationship. When providing consultation we are guided by the Middlesex County College principle of collaboration and the code of ethics of the American Counseling Association.
ACA Code of Ethics Section B:
When acting as a consultant, counselors seek agreements among all parties involved concerning each individual’s rights to confidentiality, the obligation of each individual to preserve confidential information, and the limits of confidentiality of information shared by others.
B.8.b. Respect for Privacy
Information obtained in a consulting relationship is discussed for professional purposes only with persons directly involved with the case. Written and oral reports present only data germane to the purposes of the consultation, and every effort is made to protect student identity and to avoid undue invasion of privacy.
B.8.c. Disclosure of Confidential Information
When consulting with colleagues, counselors do not disclose confidential information that reasonably could lead to the identification of the student or other person or organization with whom they have a confidential relationship, unless they have obtained the prior consent of the person or organization or the disclosure cannot be avoided. They disclose information only to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes of the consultation.