In counseling sessions, you play the leading role while we facilitate and provide guidance. You have the right to determine what problems are discussed and the sequence and depth of discussions in your counseling sessions.
Generally, we offer an interview of 50 or 60 minutes once a week by appointment, with longer or shorter sessions as needed for special conditions. Counseling is free. Please also see our Individual Counseling Agreement/Consent form.
Individual Counseling Agreement/ Consent Form
National Tsing Hua University Student Affairs Department, Counseling Center
Welcome to the counseling center! Please read the following rules and regulations carefully and follow them. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask and we will explain in greater detail.
I. Free Services: Counseling services, including regular counseling and consultations, are free of charge for NTHU faculty, staff and students.
II. Counseling Schedules: Each counseling session is 50 minutes, once per week.
1. For regular counseling, students have eight sessions per semester, but the number of sessions can be adjusted in light of special circumstances.
2. For consultations, faculty and staff have one session per semester. We provide mental health consultation and referral services.
III. Counseling Cancelation: If you cannot attend a session, please call, email, or come in person to cancel the session at least 24 hours ahead of time. The sessions will terminate if you do not show up three times without an acceptable reason. (Counseling center extension numbers: 34725, 34726)
IV. Confidentiality and Exceptions: Your information and counseling records will be kept confidential in the Center, and will be processed and stored confidentially. We will arrange a case manager to integrate resources if, in your best interests, there is a need to do so. However, the two special circumstances below are excluded:
1. If there is a danger of harm to the life, freedom, property, or safety of self or others.
2. Legal obligations are involved, under laws such as the Children and Youth Welfare Act, Sexual Assault Crime Prevention Act, or Domestic Violence Prevention Act. Reports will be made to related institutions, organizations, and government agencies if required.
V. Consent to Video/Audio Recording: To better assist you in solving your problems effectively, or for purposes of professional supervision, our professional guidance counselor might request an audio/video recording of the sessions. We will ask for your consent; you can consider your own circumstances in making the decision, and you have the right to refuse any recording. After supervision, the professional guidance counselor will destroy the audio/video recordings.
VI. Counseling Process: You have the right to seek opinions from other professionals. However, the basic principle is one client paired with one professional guidance counselor during counseling services.
VII. Termination of Counseling Sessions: You have the right to end counseling sessions anytime, but please discuss termination of the sessions with your professional guidance counselor.
VIII. Consent to Referral: To better assist you in solving your problems, your professional guidance counselor might refer you to another professional guidance counselor or psychiatrist who can better assist you. We will ask for your consent prior to the referral. In the meantime, your counseling information and records will be transferred. If you ask for a referral, you will need agreement from the professional guidance counselor in advance.
IX. Records Destruction: Your counseling records (including basic personal information, psychological tests, and counseling records) will be completely destroyed by the counseling center after 10 years from the final counseling session.
X. Special Purpose: If the counseling is based on a special needs or academic purposes, please let us know in advance, thank you.
I have carefully read this consent form, and agree to accept the counseling services provided by the Counseling Center.
Note: According to the Student Guidance and Counseling Act, "professional guidance counselor" refers to: A person who holds certification as a clinical psychologist, counseling psychologist, or social worker, who has been engaged in accordance with legislation by the competent authority or a school to undertake student guidance and counseling work.
Approved by Counseling Center Administration Meeting 2018/12/03