Confidentiality Index of Articles

 Healing and Other Considerations (1/30/2019) 
   This article will explore some of the legal, ethical, and practical considerations that MFTs to be mindful of when serving in a crisis response role when providing disaster mental health services.
 Releasing Records In The Age of Adolescent Consent (1/28/2019) 
   California is one of many states that allow for minors to consent to certain healthcare on their own. This article will discuss issues related to minors’ rights to consent to mental health treatment and disclosure of minors’ confidential treatm
 A Promise Not to Tell (9/1/2016) 
   This article will briefly review the duty of confidentiality for psychotherapists as well as attorneys. It will also look at the exception carved out by CANRA and Tarasoff and lastly, it will examine the Elijah W. case and explain the resulting
 A Patients Right to Records Under HIPAA (9/1/2014) 
   A Patient's Right to Access Mental Health Records Under HIPAA Ann Tran-Lien, JD, discusses a patient's right to access his or her confidential mental health information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
 Reporting Consensual Sexual Activity Involving Minors (9/6/2012) 
   There seems to be much confusion with regard to whether an MFT must or is even permitted to report consensual sexual activity involving minors. The information below applies only to consensual sexual activity-not incest, date rape or any situation in
 Psychotherapist Patient Privilege Your Special Relationship in the Law (9/4/2012) 
   California law recognizes 13 privileges. Seven of those privileges arise from special relationships: lawyer-client, husband-wife, physician-patient, psychotherapist-patient, clergyman-penitent, sexual assault victim-counselor, and domestic violence v
 LMFTs as School Counselors (8/15/2012) 
   Working in school settings involves frequent tricky situations in which therapists are asked to meet with children without parental consent, reveal students' personal information to teachers and other school officials, share the contents of clinical
 LMFTs as School Counselors Confidentiality and Privilege (8/15/2012) 
   This article is designed to be a resource for therapists working as school counselors. It will discuss issues such as confidentiality, privilege and parent access to school counseling records. A previous article, published in the July/August 2002 iss
 Minors the System the low of Information and the Mud in the Middle (1/1/2011) 
   The issue of treating minors who have been removed from their homes, or who have come under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, has always presented challenges for clinical, courts, and government agencies, especially county probation and county
 New Law Affects LMFTs Ability to Release Outpatient Psychotherapy Records (7/1/2009) 
   New Law affects LMFTs ability to release outpatient psychotherapy records
 Confidentiality and Privilege Group Conjoint Family and Collateral Therapy Issues (6/30/2009) 
   Confidentiality and Privilege Group Copnjoint Family and Collateral Therapy Issues
 Privilege and Confidentiality Upheld (1/1/2009) 
   Privilege and Confidentiality Upheld
 Confidentiality Issues in Agency and Private Practice Settings (9/1/2008) 
   The confidential nature of the therapist-patient relationship is an essential element of psychotherapy.Confidentiality, therefore, is of considerable importance to psychotherapists, regardless of where they may practice. Yet, treatment settings are n
 Employing Interns, Trainees, and Licensees the Right Way, Part III (9/1/2005) 
   The issues discussed in this article are equally applicable to all types of employees, including trainees, interns, licensed professionals, and non-clinical staff. This article will discuss performance evaluations, disciplining employees, termination
 Confidentiality and its Exceptions Including the US Patriot Act (7/1/2004) 
   Confidentiality is the cornerstone that differentiates the therapist patient relationship from many other professional relationships. Therapists must be equipped to navigate a myriad of exceptions.
 Preserving the Confidentiality of Patient Records (9/1/2003) 
   Maintaining the confidentiality of patient records is of utmost importance to every therapist, regardless of his/her work setting. Patient records must be stored, transferred, and ultimately disposed of in a way that preserves confidentiality. This a
 Dual Forensic Roles Guidelines for Avoiding Conflicting Roles with Patients (1/1/2003) 
   This article is intended to include guidelines for therapists who have been asked by a patient to give testimony in a court of law or deposition, and/or therapists who have been asked to submit an evaluation, report or declaration to a court of law r
 Minor's Privilege Florida Follows California (1/1/2002) 
   Florida has followed California's lead in protecting minor's psychotherapist-patient privilege. In California, the minor - not the parent - is the holder of the psychotherapist-patient privilege. However, because minors cannot make legal decisions, t
 Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege Patient's Condition at Issue in Trial (11/1/2001) 
   The relationship you have with your patients is a special one in the eyes of the law. As a psychotherapist, you must assert psychotherapist-patient privilege on behalf of your patient when you receive a subpoena. After you have asserted privilege, th
 Testimony at Deposition as a Witness (7/1/2001) 
   I'm sorry, I have to assert the psychotherapist-patient privilege." That will be the extent of your testimony at a deposition unless you have a written waiver of the psychotherapist-patient privilege from your patient or have a court order compelling
 Authorization to Release Information (7/23/2000) 
   This article will attempt to clearly spell out what therapists need to do prior to disclosing information about their patients.