The Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege in Child Placement: A Relevancy Analysis
Thomas F. Guernsey
Albany Law School
Villanova Law Review, Vol. 26, No. 5, p. 955, 1981
This article focuses on the statutorily-recognized psychotherapist-patient privilege, including a history of its evolution, a discussion of its use in child-placement cases, and a proposal for an appropriate analytical approach to the privilege issue based on logical relevancy. The latter part of the article examines the constitutional right to privacy as it applies to the privilege, including a review of pertinent judicial decisions and a discussion of a proposed analytical approach in the constitutional context.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 42Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: May 22, 2010
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