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.
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GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2018-68; GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-68
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