MMS COUNSELING DEN
Phone: 540-422-7456 Fax: 540-422-7469
Registrar/counseling secretary: Becky Godfrey
Need to register your child for Fauquier County Public Schools?
Here is the place to get started: Online Registration (OLR)
FOR SCHOOL RECORDS: Fauquier County Public Schools is now using Scribbles K-12 to process student records requests. Please use the following link to get started.
Need to contact your counselor?
Counselor for 7th graders (part-time hours): Ms Wilfong
Counselor for 6th and 8th graders: Ms Finn
STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY
School counselors recognize their primary obligation regarding confidentiality is to the student but balance that obligation with an understanding of the family or guardians’ legal and inherent rights to be the guiding voice in their children’s lives (ASCA, 2016). It is the school counselors’ responsibility to fully respect the right to privacy of those with whom they enter a counseling relationship and to provide an atmosphere of trust and confidence (Lazovsky, 2008; ASCA, A.2.). A school counselor, who is in a counseling relationship with a student, has an ethical and legal obligation to keep information contained within that relationship. Confidentiality is the ethical and legal term ascribed to the information communicated within the counseling relationship, and it must be maintained unless keeping that information confidential leads to foreseeable harm. “Serious and foreseeable harm is different for each minor in the school setting and is determined by students’ developmental and chronological age, the setting, parental rights and the nature of harm” (ASCA, 2016, A.2.e).
Exceptions to confidentiality exist, and students will be informed when situations arise in which school counselors have a responsibility to disclose information obtained in counseling relationships to others to protect students, themselves or other individuals. Privileged communication between a school counselor and a student is a legal term granting protection to information shared in a counseling relationship only if said privilege is granted by federal or state statue. If privilege applies it can provide additional safeguards to confidential information.