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Mastering Mandated Child Abuse Reporting: 

How to Carry Out Your Reporting Duties While Avoiding Common Myths and Misconceptions

April 17, 2024

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, PDT

Presented by Bradley J. Muldrow, Esq. CAMFT Staff Attorney


Although mandated child abuse reporting is one of the most common legal issues therapists encounter in practice, it can be one of the trickiest to navigate. This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of the mandated reporting procedures outlined in California’s Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), including the different types of reportable child abuse, the types of California agencies that receive mandated child abuse reports, and how much time mandated reporters have to make these reports.

The workshop will also address some of the most complex reporting issues therapists face, including: distinguishing between lawful vs. unlawful corporal punishment, when / whether to report consensual sexual activity with and between minors, and how CANRA’s mandated reporting rules apply to sexting between minors.

These webinars are a part of the "CAMFT revenue share program." If you are a MCCAMFT chapter member, 60% of your registration fee will go towards funding events and expenses for the chapter. We appreciate your support.


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I trust this message finds you well and inspired as we dive into the opportunities of this season.  

We began our year with profound soul work.  Our inaugural workshop of the year, "Grief Medicine for Heartbreaking Times," received resounding acclaim. Amy Hyun Swart, LMFT, delivered a captivating experiential presentation that delved deep into the human experience, leaving us enriched and reflective. Our heartfelt gratitude extends to the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula for graciously hosting this transformative event.

Additionally, we've launched our new networking initiative, "Conversations Amongst Therapists," spearheaded by Michael Guichet. This monthly rendezvous offers a relaxed setting for members to engage in meaningful discourse about therapy practice, business insights, and resource sharing. Stay tuned as we rotate through various times, days, and locations each month. In March, mark your calendars for our gathering at Fieldwork Brewery on March 12th at 6 pm.

Celebrations are in order as well, as our chapter received two prestigious accolades at the CAMFT Leadership Conference. Amidst the return to in-person gatherings, our collective efforts were recognized with the Chapter Excellence Award for Best Membership Engagement. Furthermore, our fearless treasurer, Olivia Stadler, received the well-deserved “Outstanding Chapter Leader” award for her unwavering commitment and innovative contributions. Congratulations to us all on these remarkable achievements!

Looking ahead, Our chapter will be participating in CAMFT’s 2024 Chapter Law and Ethics Webinar Revenue Share Program.  This is a new program that will change the way we offer L&E CEs to our members and offset the financial impact of our in-person presentations.  For every Monterey County Chapter member that registers for these webinars, the chapter will receive 60% of the proceeds.  The following are the webinars included in the program.  

  • April 17, 2024: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

  • June 5, 20024: Creating Clarity, Focus, and Reasonable Expectation at the Outset of Treatment and Beyond

  • September 20, 2024: Working with Suicidal Clients

  • October 23, 2024: Telehealth

  • November 15, 2024: Subpoenas

Our commitment to enriching professional development continues with our next CE event, scheduled for March 23rd at The Community Shared Space in the Carmel Barnyard. Join us as Kjersti Nelson, LMFT, presents "Running Is My Therapy": a practitioner's guide to incorporating movement in mental health treatment plans and sessions. Prepare to explore the power of her very own treatment called Running-Based Stress ReductionTM (RBSR), encompassing polyvagal theory, mind-body synchrony, and "movement meditation." A light breakfast will be served (and coffee, of course). We are excited to have Kjersti join us next month!

If you are feeling eager to enhance your leadership skills and join a welcoming community of helpers, you can join our board of trustees and contribute to our community. We're actively seeking leaders to fill roles such as Secretary, Hospitality Chair, and Membership Chair. Additionally, assistance with our social media is warmly welcomed! If you're interested in joining our dynamic team, don't hesitate to reach out to us at Trust me, we have a blast together!

Warm regards,

Amy Snyder, LMFT


The Monterey Chapter CAMFT is a great way to start your professional connections in your new career! Join us and be a part of a group of peers supported by your professional community as you journey through your 3000 hours to licensure. First, become a member of CAMFT. Then become one of our valued chapter members by going to our membership application pageYou'll be supported by:

  • NETWORKING ACTIVITIES with Pre-Licensed and Licensed Members.
  • TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES from short to day-long programs.
  • JOB SEARCH SUPPORT with links to active job search sites.
  • MENTORING: Find a mentor
  • RESOURCES for the Road to Licensure.
  • CHAIR SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE: Contact with attention to the pre-licensed chair.


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The Monterey County Chapter of the California Association of Marriage Family Therapists (MC-CAMFT)  is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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