Running the gauntlet: The treating psychologist in court

Psychologists who do not identify as forensic psychologists know that they need to be prepared for those occasions when they may find themselves transported to that venue by no choice of their own. Our APA Ethics Code gives us direction on this point in stating, “When assuming forensic roles, psychologists are to become reasonably familiar […]

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  • What? A lawyer wants therapy records?

    Many a psychologist has been confronted by the ever-present confusion that seems to take place when patient files are requested as part of a legal proceeding. This confusion frequently leads to a variety of questions that revolve around issues of whether these requests mandate disclosure, what records must be disclosed and whether the psychologist is […]

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  • Washington latest state to tackle conversion therapy

    Washington is the latest state to consider banning the use of conversion therapy for minors, while similar legislation has been approved by a New Jersey senate committee. A Massachusetts bill banning the therapy for minors will undergo hearings beginning in June and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments in April and is […]

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