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Is it legal for a client in a family psychotherapy session

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Is it legal for a client in a family psychotherapy session to record the conversation without the consent of the therapist.

Thank you for your question. Please permit me to assist you with your concerns.

There is absolutely nothing illegal about the client herself recording the conversation. Arkansas is known as a 'one-party' consent state, which means that so long as one party to the recording consents to being recorded, the recording is valid. It is the therapist who owes a duty to not discuss the communication with third parties, but the client herself is free to record and potentially disseminate the recordings to other third parties.

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