Personal Counseling

Central Catholic recognizes that students will not perform well academically if they are struggling with personal issues. We therefore approach the students as a whole person with important needs outside the academic arena.

Through personal counseling, some goals are to:
  • help students accept and respect their uniqueness
  • enhance students' ability to interact respectfully and confidently with others
  • help students to recognize and communicate emotions in a healthy way

The four personal/academic counselors all have master's degrees and training, and promote healthy life choices through prevention, education, and intervention in the following areas:
  • chemical abuse
  • eating disorders
  • sexuality
  • career choices
  • anger management
  • depression
  • self-esteem
  • relationships

We primarily work with students 1:1, but provide additional services as well:
  • crisis intervention
  • family meetings
  • peer mediation

Confidentiality Statement and Duty to Warn

It is the goal of the Counseling Department to offer students a safe environment in which to discuss personal issues. In some instances, Oregon State Law (Oregon Revised Statutes 419B.005-419B.45) requires the counseling department and all school personnel to report specific incidents. Examples, as provided by Oregon State Law are:
  • Duty to report any behavior, suspicions, or student reports of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, abandonment, or neglect to the appropriate agency;
  • Reporting information to persons outside the school when a student indicates that a crime involving the likelihood of significant personal injury or significant property loss will be or has been committed;
  • Reporting to one or more specific persons or agencies after a written release of information form has been signed by the student and parent and kept on file;
  • Disclosing information deemed to be confidential when ordered to do so by a court of law.