Confidentiality & Professional Ethics

CONTACT DETAILS

Mental Health Counseling
Fall River Campus
MentalHealthCounseling@BristolCC.edu
774.357.2760

777 Elsbree Street
Fall River, MA 02720
G211

Please call 774.357.2760 or email MentalHealthCounseling@BristolCC.edu for an appointment. 
We are here to help.

Mental Health Counseling
Attleboro Campus
MentalHealthCounseling@BristolCC.edu
774.357.2760

11 Field Road
Attleboro, MA 02703
Please call 774.357.2760 or email MentalHealthCounseling@BristolCC.edu for an appointment. 
We are here to help.

Mental Health Counseling
New Bedford Campus
MentalHealthCounseling@BristolCC.edu
774.357.2760

800 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Please call 774.357.2760 or email MentalHealthCounseling@BristolCC.edu for an appointment. 
We are here to help.

Mental Health Counseling
Taunton Center
MentalHealthCounseling@BristolCC.edu
774.357.2760

2 Hamilton Street
Taunton, MA 02780
Please call 774.357.2760 or email MentalHealthCounseling@BristolCC.edu for an appointment. 
We are here to help.

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Confidentiality

Confidentiality is an important aspect of mental health counseling (therapy).  To enable students/clients to speak freely about their feelings and experiences, what is shared with a counselor is kept private. There are specific situations when a counselor is required by law to breach confidentiality; these situations include when a student indicates a threat of harm to self or others or discloses abuse of a child or of a person who is disabled or elderly. An expressed intent to commit a crime is reportable, and a counselor may disclose confidential information if subpoenaed by a court of law. Any student who sees a counselor at Bristol will be asked to sign an Informed Consent, which outlines student rights and responsibilities in counseling.

Professional Ethics

Only under special circumstances is it appropriate for someone to meet with more than one counselor concurrently. For this reason, a Bristol counselor will not typically meet with a student who already sees a private counselor for treatment. Students who do meet with a treatment provider outside the College are still eligible for treatment at Bristol for immediate emotional or psychiatric crises.