Confidentiality In Clinical Social Work
Late in 1995, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of Jaffee v. Redmond, over the issue of psychotherapy-patient confidentiality and specifically whether a clinical social worker and her client had the right to withhold case notes in a federal court proceeding. In early 1996 the Supreme Court ruled that, in all federal courts, the principle of privacy and confidentiality of therapeutic disclosures trumped the evidentiary value of such notes (with very limited exceptions). This publication provides teachers, students, and other readers with an introduction to the case and its issues, as a means of examining confidentiality and its clinical and legal importance.
Contributors: Edited and Introduced By: Robert Booth, Chief Executive Officer, Center for Clinical Social Work
Format: Digital Only: ePub. and PDF.
Publisher: Center for Clinical Social Work