Privileged communications of psychologists

Mark B. DeKraai, Bruce D. Sales

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Reviews statutes and relevant case law concerning privileged communications for the psychotherapeutic professions for federal jurisdictions, the 50 states, and the District of Columbia. After analyzing the findings and comparing them with psychologists' concerns about privileged communications, it is concluded that the American Psychological Association should determine policy positions that best reflect the profession's values on these issues. (20 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)372-388
Number of pages17
JournalProfessional Psychology: Research and Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1982


  • concerns about privileged communication, psychologists
  • laws &

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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