Central Penn College - Inclusion Statement

Central Penn College

 

Inclusion Statement

FROM TOM PALMIERI, MS, NCC, LBS, LPC

I am a counselor who ethically abides by five core principles designated under the American Counseling Association

(1) Autonomy: A person's right to freely decide on their choices and actions.

(2) Justice: Treating people in proportion to their relevant differences.

(3) Beneficence: Doing good for others, being proactive, and preventing harm when possible.

(4) Nonmaleficence: Not causing harm, regardless of intention, to others.

(5) Fidelity: Loyally and faithfully honoring one's commitments and being honest when unable to do so.

I will never assume to be the expert on your life and my goal is to support you in achieving your goals. I will monitor the conversation in groups for intentional and unintentional discrimination due to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other characteristic. Disrespect is never tolerated, but it is confronted with the goal of promoting change. 

I am an ally and a member of the LGBTQIAA community. Counseling Services and the counseling relationship is a safe space for all those who self-identify on the LGBTQIAA rainbow and their allies.  I am also a first generation American from an immigrant family, and I especially enjoy working with international students and anyone who has a goal of promoting their culture. Counseling Services works very closely with other campus offices on including all students regardless of perceived or inherent differences into the Central Penn College community.

Central Penn College has protocols in place for providing support to students with disabilities.  I would strongly encourage you to contact Megan Peterson, the ADA Coordinator, for additional assistance if you are a student with a disability.

I am continually assessing my clinical practice and programming to foster an environment where everyone can be safe, healthy, and happy.  I will ask all clients for feedback over the course of treatment and will send out an anonymous survey at the end of every term.  I will also request feedback from anyone that attends a Counseling Services campus program.  Students are also welcome to reach out to me directly at any time with suggestions for programs, campus concerns, or questions about starting treatment.