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CAMFT article

An article by Gerry Grossman regarding California’s mandatory sex laws is scheduled to appear in the next issue of The Therapist on March 24, 2010.

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Responses

Recently we asked therapists how the current mandatory reporting laws have affected their practice and/or therapeutic trust. The response was overwhelming. Therapists from all over California shared their experiences and gave their support to change the current law. If you would like to share your experiences for publication on this website, please email ggs@gerrygrossman.com. Below […]

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How has this law effected you?

Below is a letter we are sending out to therapists about how the current mandatory reporting laws have affected their practice and/or therapeutic trust. Dear ———- Developing rapport with adolescents is often challenging and requires patience and skill. As you are probably aware, revelations of a minor’s consensual oral or anal sexual relations trigger an […]

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Thank you for your support

Each of us can make a difference. There have been many concerned colleagues and professionals who have been instrumental in helping to move this process forward: Angela Kahn, MFT for her legislative and collegial outreach and networking, Mike DePinto for providing the historical perspective on Penal Code 11165.1, Joel Andres, Esq. for providing legal consultation, […]

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Relevant CAMFT articles

For further explication, refer to previous articles on this subject in The Therapist, which can be accessed in the Members Only, Featured Articles section of the CAMFT website (www.camft.org): “Reporting Consensual Activity Between Minors: The Confusion Unraveled,” by Catherine Atkins; January/February 2007. “Reporting Consensual Activity Between Minors,” by Bonnie R. Benitez; November/December 1999, Updated 2002. […]

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Support!

CAMFT’s Board of Directors has voted to support the bill. Add your voice and energy to this movement to change a law that negatively impacts the therapeutic process and minors’ rights to confidentiality regarding their emerging sexuality.

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Actions You Can Take

1. Contact your state assemblyman or state senator and encourage your colleagues to do the same. 2. Go to our blog and sign the online petition http://reformcaliforniasexlaws.org and encourage your colleagues to do the same. 3. Attend the BBS meeting being held on May 6 where this issue will be an agenda item.  Please go […]

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This site will publish information about reforming mandatory reporting laws for therapists practicing in California.

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