§5.35 Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege
C. Mueller, L. Kirkpatrick, & L. Richter, Evidence §5.35 (6th ed. Wolters Kluwer 2018)
8 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2018
Date Written: 2018
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
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