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Testifying in Court about Trauma: How to Prepare

NCTSN Resource

Resource Description

Offers guidance to clinicians called upon to testify as an expert witness for a client’s court case. This fact sheet, a part of the Testifying in Court about Trauma series, lays out ethical considerations, describes how to navigate conversations with your consumers, and gives you self-care tips to use for a court appearance. It describes how to understand a subpoena, confidentially, and the therapist-client privilege, as well as preparing yourself, your client, and his/her caregivers for your court appearance.

Published in 2013