§5.35 Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege

C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.35 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018)

GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-68

GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-68

8 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2018

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Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School

Laird C. Kirkpatrick

George Washington University - Law School

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law

Date Written: 2018

Abstract

This article addresses the psychotherapist-patient privilege which was recognized by the Supreme Court in Jaffee v. Redmond. The privilege covers licensed social workers as well as licensed psychiatrists and psychologists. The articles discusses the scope of the privilege and exceptions to it.

Keywords: psychotherapist-patient privilege, psychologist privilege, psychiatrist privilege, social worker privilege, marital counseling privilege, Jaffee v. Redmond, child abuse reporting laws

Suggested Citation

Mueller, Christopher B. and Kirkpatrick, Laird C. and Richter, Liesa, §5.35 Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege (2018). C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.35 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018); GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-68; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-68. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3277054 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3277054

Christopher B. Mueller

University of Colorado Law School ( email )

401 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

Laird C. Kirkpatrick (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States

Liesa Richter

University of Oklahoma - College of Law ( email )

300 Timberdell Road
Norman, OK 73019
United States

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