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Using Mental Health Records in Tennessee Custody Cases: The Culbertson Case - On-Demand
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Are you up to speed on the impact of Tennessee Supreme Court rulings regarding parental mental health records in child custody cases?
- In Culbertson I, a 2012 decision, the Supreme Court allowed in camera inspection of a parent’s mental health records for purposes of the comparative fitness analysis.
- In Culbertson II, a 2014 decision, the Supreme Court did not permit in camera inspection of a parent’s mental health records for purposes of the comparative fitness analysis.
- In Culbertson II, the Supreme Court held that a parent’s voluntary disclosure of privileged information to either of the Rule 35 examiners would constitute a limited waiver of the psychologist-client privilege, to the extent privileged information was actually disclosed with the parent’s express permission.
- In Culbertson II, the Supreme Court explained that the psychologist-client.
- Privilege attaches to personal communications made by the patient to his or her treating psychologist, not to the treating psychologist’s opinion, observations, diagnosis, or treatment alternatives.
Use this on-demand webinar for a careful examination of issues at work in these key decisions, and their impact on your case strategy and client counsel:
- Determining mental health fitness of a parent
- Attorney General Opinion 14-55
- Rule 35 evaluation
- Current law on parents’ rights
In a child custody case, the court must determine what is in the best interest of the child in light of the comparative fitness of each parent, including their mental health. How does the psychological/client privilege fit into the equation?
Your presenter will examine this complex question, particularly in light of the Supreme Court’s two recent decisions in Culbertson v. Culbertson.
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About Your Presenter:
Rice, Amundsen & Caperton PLLC
Amy Amundsen is a partner in the Memphis law firm of Rice, Amundsen & Caperton PLLC. Ms. Amundsen is a Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys (2010 to present) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys (2008 to present). She has been recognized as a Family Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy since 2011. She has been a Rule 31 Listed Family Mediator since 2001, and she was trained in Collaborative Law by the American Academy of Matrimonial Law. She has been a Diplomate in the American College of Family Trial Lawyers since 2014. She has been chair of the Tennessee Bar Association’s Alimony Bench Book Committee since 2000. She was president of the Leo Bearman, Sr. American Inn of Court from 2010 to 2011. She is a past president of the Memphis Bar Association (2007-2008).