ERIC Number: EJ1156612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Are Student Communications with School Psychologists Legally Privileged?
Kaplan, Ross; Zirkel, Perry A.
Communique, v46 n2 p1, 18-21 Oct 2017
As a trusted link between district personnel, students, and their families, school psychologists often have questions about whether their communications are privileged like those of other professionals. In some jurisdictions, state statutes and common, or case, law recognize privileged communications for certain specified paired roles, including clergy-penitents, attorney-clients, and physician-patients. However does privileged communication also include the student-psychologist paired role. This article provides a current snapshot of the states with applicable statutes or case law.
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counselor Client Relationship, Confidentiality, Interpersonal Communication, Counselor Role, Counseling Services, Legal Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Disclosure, Information Policy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United States
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