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Fun with Subpoenas! Presented by David Jensen, JD, CAMFT Attorney - 6 CE Credit

Presented by: David Jensen, JD, CAMFT Staff Attorney

Workshop Description - The psychotherapist-patient privilege is one of the most important laws in the profession, and therapists need to understand the parameters of it so that they can help their patients be vigilant in protecting the integrity of this important privilege. In this six-hour workshop, Dave Jensen, JD will help participants learn about: how privilege is created and how it can be destroyed; the laws regarding holding, asserting, and waiving such privilege; the various types of witnesses psychotherapists could be during legal proceedings; and, the laws regarding the lawful preparation and service of subpoenas, two areas in which unwitting therapists have been routinely victimized over the years

Learning Objectives: This webinar is designed to help you:
1. Identify the core components of the psychotherapist-patient privilege as set forth in the California Evidence Code.
2. Recite the basic rule of the psychotherapist-patient privilege as set forth in the California Evidence Code.
3. Explain who holds the privilege for the patient, who asserts the privilege on the patient’s behalf, and who can waive the privilege for the patient.
4. Distinguish a percipient witness from a treating-expert witness and a retained-expert witness, especially in terms of your compensation as a witness.
5. Apply the rules regarding lawful preparation and service of subpoenas to avoid being victimized by unscrupulous attorneys and process servers.