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OCPA Workshop - July 11, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
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Savvy Survival Tips for Subpoenas and Court:

A Roadmap for the Non-Forensic Psychologist


Kristina Roberts, PhD


Clinical and Forensic Psychology


July 11, 2020

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM






At some point in our professional career, there is a high probability that we will receive a subpoena, a legal command to testify about a client or turn over client records, or a demand to testify in court on the witness stand. Legal settings are foreign settings for most psychologists, involving complex and unfamiliar demands. Most (non-forensic) psychologists do everything they can to avoid these situations: and yet, they sometimes still arise. When that happens, the experience can be anxiety provoking at best, frustrating, and at times, traumatic. Knowing the nuts and bolts of the judicial system and learning the basics strategies to cope ethically and responsibly with a subpoena and/or a court situation will make the experience manageable and help to avoid common pitfalls. Participants in this workshop will be better able to:




Participants can list the difference between types of subpoenas, court orders, and standards for responding.

Participants can identify the guidelines, standards, roles and expectations for the treating therapist in legal situations so that responses, testimony, and information is provided ethically and within standards of practice

Participants can avoid common problem areas and pitfalls when navigating the legal system



Fees $ 75 non member

$ 60 member

Free students

Click here to register!


For more information, please contact:

Andrew N Schwartz, PHD

[email protected]



The workshop has been approved by CPA for 3CEs.

CPA is co-sponsoring this event with OCPA.  The California Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  CPA maintains responsibility for this program and its contents. 

Contact: [email protected]