How to Follow-Up After a Referral
Once a referral has been initiated, it is reasonable and prudent to follow up with the student. Depending on the nature of your relationship with the student, you may also find yourself wondering, “How is it going?” If this is done in a non-intrusive way, such a question may be well received. The student’s right to privacy, however, should always be respected.
If you wish to give us information about a student you referred, you may do so. This information is treated as confidential. However, we may use professional discretion in discussing this with the student, and will discuss this with you first. Please remember that the counselor-client relationship is confidential, so we will not be able to release information about a specific student without permission from the student unless we determine that the student or someone else is in physical danger.