Reporting Index of Articles

 No Straying Allowed (1/3/2018) 
   Marriage and family therapists are reminded often that they are reporters of abuse and not investigators of it, but where, exactly, is the line between the two concepts? This article explores that line.
 Domestic Violence and the Duty to Make Mandated Reports (1/2/2017) 
   While reporting domestic violence is not mandated for MFTs, there are other reporting duties that may be triggered by a domestic violence situation. This article reviews the reporting duties that may arise for MFTs in such scenarios.
 A Promise Not to Tell (9/1/2016) 
   This article will briefly review the duty of confidentiality for psychotherapists as well as attorneys. It will also look at the exception carved out by CANRA and Tarasoff and lastly, it will examine the Elijah W. case and explain the resulting
 Understanding Mandated Reporting Requirements AB1775 (2/16/2015) 
   Understanding Mandated Reporting Requirements AB 1775
 Your Duty to Report Serious Threats of Violence (2/1/2015) 
   Your Duty to Report Serious Threats of Violence to the Police, Which is Like Your Tarasoff Duty to Protect, but not Exactly The duty to report is different from the Tarasoff duty to protect, both in terms of the aims of the laws and how they are d
 Reporting Consensual activity Between Minors (1/2/2014) 
   Reporting Consensual Activity Between Minors The Confusion Unraveled
 A Look at the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (1/2/2014) 
   This article discusses the CANRA definitions and terms you should know and your obligations as required by this law.
 Reporting Consensual Sexual Activity Involving Minors (9/6/2012) 
   There seems to be much confusion with regard to whether an MFT must or is even permitted to report consensual sexual activity involving minors. The information below applies only to consensual sexual activity-not incest, date rape or any situation in
 Psychotherapist Patient Privilege Your Special Relationship in the Law (9/4/2012) 
   California law recognizes 13 privileges. Seven of those privileges arise from special relationships: lawyer-client, husband-wife, physician-patient, psychotherapist-patient, clergyman-penitent, sexual assault victim-counselor, and domestic violence v
 Changes to Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (7/11/2009) 
   The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Alert has been amended as a result of AB 1241 which was signed by the Governor and becomes law on January 1, 2001
 CANRA Reporting Child Abuse that has Occurred Outside of California (6/1/2009) 
   CANRA does not limit child abuse or neglect reporting to children who resides in California. Learn how to report abuse that has occurred outside of California.
 A Mandated Reporter Equals a Mandatory Report (11/1/2007) 
   During a session with your 14-year-old client you learn information that leads you to believe she is a victim of child abuse. As a well trained therapist, you call Child Protective Services (???CPS???) after the session to report the abuse and are to
 Guidelines on Reporting Child Abuse (11/1/2005) 
   Guidelines on Reporting Child Abuse. based upon existing law, and legislation passed in 2005 and taking effect January 1, 2006, the following guidelines have been prepared to assist therapists in making child abuse reports.
 Corporal Punishment Mandated Report or Not? (9/1/2001) 
   Mandated reporting is a very important duty imposed by the state upon therapists and other mandated reporters. Mandated reporting, while a powerful tool for social justice and the protection of children, is a double-edged sword. Just as underreportin
 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act A Review of Key Definitions (5/1/2001) 
   This article will discuss the elements of the definition of "child abuse." A reasonable suspicion of any forms of child abuse discussed in the article would mandate a child abuse report by any mandated reporter.
 LMFTs Do Not Report Domestic Violence (1/1/2001) 
   Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists are not mandated reporters of domestic violence. If an LMFT reports domestic violence, it is a breach of confidentiality, regardless of the work setting or employer. As reported in the November/December 1994 is
 Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act for 2001 (1/1/2001) 
   The Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) has had much attention lavished upon it during this year's and this past year's legislative session. To see where the State is going, we will take a look at where CANRA has come from and the changes t