Resources & References

An Online Course:
Subpoenas & How to Handle Them


Guidelines of How to Deal With Subpoenas

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Codes of Ethics

Insurance Request for Records – Risk Adjustment Audits


  • Borkosky, B. G. (2016). “Coping with subpoenas”: No longer consistent with law, ethics, or social policy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47(3), 250-251.
  • Borkosky, B., & Smith, D. M. (2015). The risks and benefits of disclosing psychotherapy records to the legal system: What psychologists and patients need to know for informed consent. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 42, 19-30.
  • Fisher, C. B. (2009). Decoding the ethics code: A practical guide for psychologists. Los Angeles, CA: Sage.
  • Ford, G. G. (2006). Ethical reasoning for mental health professionals. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Hecker, L. L., & Edwards, A. B. (2014). The impact of HIPAA and HITECH: New standards for confidentiality, security, and documentation for marriage and family therapists. The American Journal of Family Therapy, 42(2), 95-113.
  • Herlihy, B., & Remley, Jr. T. P. (2001). Legal and ethical challenges in counseling. In D. C. Locke, J. Myers, & E. L. Herr (Eds.), The handbook of counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Johnson, R. S., & Schouten, R. (2017). Confidentiality and testimonial privilege. In R. Schouten, (Ed.), Mental health practice and the law. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Luepker, E. T. (2012). Psychotherapists and records in the legal system. In Record keeping in psychotherapy and counseling: Protecting confidentiality and the professional relationship (2nd Ed.). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Pope, K. S., & Vasquez, M. J. (2016). Ethics in psychotherapy and counseling: A practical guide. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Scott, J., Boylan, J. C., & Jungers, C. M. (2013). Practicum and internship: Textbook and resource guide for counseling and psychotherapy. New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Sullivan, J. M., & Akai, S. (2017). The play therapist in the courtroom: Preparing yourself and your client for court. (pp. 345-366). In R. L. Steen (Ed.), Emerging research in play therapy, Child counseling, and consultation (pp. 345-366). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

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