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07/22/2005 — Action Alert urges psychotherapists to fight reauthorization of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act, which threatens client privacy. Concerns about library patron records are more visible than concerns about psychotherapy client notes, which are no less important to protect.   33k v. 3 Aug 19, 2009, 11:28 PM Therapists for Peace and Justice
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03/2009 — Article updating our concerns about the USA PATRIOT Act (USAPA) in general, and specifically that it could be reauthorized in 2009 without consideration for client privacy; written by a TPJ member and published in the The Clinical Update, the newsletter of the California Society for Clinical Social Work.   239k v. 3 Aug 20, 2009, 12:03 AM Therapists for Peace and Justice
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01/04/2009 — Our report, submitted to the Obama Health Care Transition Team, expresses our concerns and makes recommendations based on our mental health care priorities.   170k v. 3 Aug 20, 2009, 12:08 AM Therapists for Peace and Justice
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07/2008 — Article on the impact of the USA PATRIOT Act (USAPA) on privacy in psychotherapy, written by the late Kathy Anolick, TPJ leadership team member. This article was published in "Viewpoint," the newsletter of The Psychotherapy Institute (Berkeley, California, USA).   310k v. 3 Oct 8, 2009, 11:09 PM Therapists for Peace and Justice
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06/2008 — Article in NASW-California News expressing concerns about the obligation of psychotherapists to respond without question to National Security Letters delivered by the FBI under the USA PATRIOT Act (USAPA). Article, sent to TPJ by the author, cites TPJ as a resource.  678k v. 2 Aug 19, 2009, 11:43 PM Therapists for Peace and Justice
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10/06/09 — Article by a TPJ member that draws a parallel between the illegal 1971 break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist and the legal possibility today of government intrusion into psycho-therapist process notes. Published online by OpEdNews.com.  56k v. 3 Oct 9, 2009, 12:14 AM Therapists for Peace and Justice