David G. Jensen


David G. Jensen is an associate in the firm’s litigation and psychology practice sections and he is based in the San Diego office. 

He was born in Flint, Michigan and remains an ardent Detroit Tigers fan. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and his Juris Doctor degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. He also holds a Master’s of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. 

Prior to joining CTSC Law, Mr. Jensen worked in-house for the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), where he assisted CAMFT’s members in understanding and complying with their legal and ethical requirements. A popular and engaging presenter, Mr. Jensen has given numerous workshops throughout the state on compliance issues for psychotherapists. In addition, to providing workshops for local chapters of CAMFT, he also conducted trainings for nonprofit agencies, government agencies, and universities.  He has also assisted psychotherapists in forming professional corporations and nonprofit corporations.

J.D., Thomas Jefferson School of Law

M.A., Fort Hays State University

B.A., History, Brigham Young University

 State Bar of California

Representative Publications:

“The Tarasoff Two-Step,” The Therapist, September 2012

“So, What Exactly is a Dual Relationship?” The Therapist, July 2005

“DUI = DU Wrong,” The Therapist, May 2010

“Three Planks, Some Nails, and the Creation of the Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege,” The Therapist,   May 2013

“Diagnosing a Subpoena for Validity,” The Therapist, November 2007

“Follow Ariadne’s Thread,” The Therapist, February 2016

“The Myth of the Wooden Spoon,” The Therapist, March 2019

Presentations:

The Psychotherapist as a Creator of Outcomes* Hopefully Legal and Ethical Ones

Fun with Subpoenas!

Psychotherapists and the Standard of Care

Staying on the Gospel Side of Your Licensing Board

Over fifteen years of experience in helping psychotherapists comply with their legal and ethical responsibilities.