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Legal aspects of Privileged Communication

I am curious to know: 1. What was the result of the Redmond v. Jaffee Supreme Court Ruling? How is Redmond v Jaffee different from Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California? What affect did this ruling have on the concept of privileged communication?

2. What is the difference between legal standards, ethical standards, and best practices?

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1. What was the result of the Redmond v. Jaffee Supreme Court Ruling? How is Redmond v Jaffee different from Tarasoff v. Regents of the University of California? What affect did this ruling have on the concept of privileged communication?

The Redmond v. Jaffee (1996) Supreme Court Ruling established the psychotherapist-patient privilege. This decision afforded absolute protection from disclosure of communication between psychotherapists and their patients (Federal-Psychotherapist Patient privilege). The psychotherapist-patient privilege builds on the desire to ensure relationships built on confidence and trust.

The landmark court case Tarasoff v. Regents of University of California (1976) established the precedent in the principles in the APA Ethical Codes on psychologists, 'duty to warn", and "duty to protect" against potential violence and danger to individuals who in being threatened with bodily harm and danger from their patients. The court's decision compelled psychotherapists in California to warn potential victims of psychiatric patients when there is a ...

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This soluton compares the caases of Redmond vs. Jaffee and Tarasoff vs. Regents of California and the effects of the rulings on privileged communication in pschotherapeutic sessions.

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