We are often asked to testify, provide records, and write affidavits for both criminal and civil court proceedings on behalf of SSCS clients.
It is important to note that a therapist’s involvement in court matters for clients can adversely affect the protection of confidential client information and the positive relationship between client and therapist, both of which are essential for successful therapy.
After careful consideration of a client’s best interest, court involvement may be provided as an exception and is not an obligation of mental health services provided by Soul Survivor unless otherwise court-ordered.
All other participation in legal matters is voluntary. An attorney does not have the legal authority to require therapist involvement without a court order.