The Counseling and Testing Center is dedicated to rendering services for clinical counseling, art therapy and testing to individuals, groups, organizations or the general public. The principles, methods and procedures presented are for the purpose of achieving social, personal, career and emotional development. The goal of counseling is to promote and enhance healthy, self-actualizing and satisfying lifestyles. We agree to respect the rights of those persons seeking our assistance and make reasonable efforts to ensure that our services are used appropriately. We do not discriminate against or refuse professional service to anyone on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. The gender, cultural and ethnic diversity of the Counseling and Testing Center staff is representative of Wayne State University's equal opportunity and affirmative action policies. We have a primary obligation to respect the confidentiality of our clients and the information obtained during the counseling and testing sessions. We reveal such information to others only with the consent of the person or the person's legal representative, except in those unusual circumstances in which not to do so would result in clear danger to the person or to others. Certain situations exist in which information about clients may be released with or without their permission. These situations are as follows:
- Where children are physically abused, neglected, or sexually abused, the proper authorities (e.g., Police, State Division of Child Protective Services) must be notified.
- In emergency situations where there may be danger to the client or others, as with homicide or suicide, confidentiality may be broken.
The Counseling and Testing Center is part of an advanced graduate educational program in which counselors-in-training serve under licensed professional faculty supervision. Therefore, sessions are audio and/or videotape recorded, with the tapes restricted to use in counselor training and supervision.
Use of information derived from a counseling relationship for the purpose of counselor training or research is confined to content that can be disguised to ensure full protection of the identity of the client.
The Counseling and Testing Center subscribes to all the ethical standards, principles and codes of the:
- American Counseling Association
- American Psychological Association
- American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification
- American Art Therapy Association
The services described herein adhere to all applicable laws, statutes, rules and regulations governing the provision of the proposed services to the general public in Detroit and the State of Michigan.
5425 Gullen Mall, 306 Education Building
Detroit, MI 48202
Monday-Thursday 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.