Complying with Subpoenas and Court Orders While Minimizing Your Risk


Resources from the National Register’s Clinical Webinar Series

APA Committee on Legal Issues (COLI) (2016). Strategies for private practitioners coping with subpoenas or compelled testimony for client/patient records or test data or test materials. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 47, 1-11.

APA Legal and Regulatory Affairs Staff (2008, December 17). How to deal with a subpoena. Retrieved from

Barsky, A. E. (2012). Clinicians in court: A guide to subpoenas, depositions, testifying, and everything else you need to know (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Knapp, S., Younggren, J. N., VandeCreek, L., Harris, E., & Martin, J. M. (2013). Assessing and managing risk in psychological practice: An individualized approach (2nd ed.). Rockville, MD: The Trust.

The Trust (2017). Sample informed consent form. Retrieved from

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