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FREE CE EVENT: Therapist and Family Law Series: Working with Child Welfare Services / CPS

  • 27 Jan 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • San Diego County Bar Association Conference Center (1st Floor) 401 West A Street, Suite 1100 San Diego, CA 92101

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The San Diego CAMFT chapter, in collaboration Antonyan Miranda LLP, present the first workshop of 2020 in a 4-part series that brings therapists and attorneys together to explore and learn about topics that are mutually relevant to each profession and the unique working relationship that often brings the two together. Our first workshop of the year discusses working with cases that involve CWS/CPS services and clients from two different perspectives; one from attorneys specializing in litigation involving CWS and the other from a marriage and family therapist. We will explore the topic from each perspective, including what to expect from working with one another, professional expectations towards responding to inquiries from either party, and normalizing the experience of collaborative work between therapists and attorneys. Please join us for dialogue, collaboration, and networking.

This is a FREE event! Please join us for networking, education, and 1.5 CEUs!

Registration must be completed on the website link at the top of the page or below.

Follow the link below to register for the event:

Attorney/Therapist Workshop Series: Working with Child Welfare Services

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Antonyan Miranda is generously sponsoring and collaborating on the attorney-therapist workshop series. 

Schedule and Location:

Monday, January 27th 2020

Program and networking from 5:30pm - 7:30pm

San Diego County Bar Association Conference Center (1st Floor)

401 West A Street, Suite 1100 San Diego, CA 92101

Course Description:

Understanding CWS Social Workers and Term Therapist Providers Role and Treatment Planning Process for Clients Involved in the CWS System

 The event will feature speakers from the mental health and legal communities on the topic of some discussion of key issues involving child welfare investigations and the role the social worker plays in CWS investigations.

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will be able to describe the essential functions of a CPS/PSW workers have a wide range of roles that they must play on a day-to-day basis for families involved with the CWS system.

2. Participants will gain understanding of the functional components designed to reflect the processes by child welfare workers in investigating, servicing and managing a child welfare case.

3. Participants will discuss the role of a TERM Therapist (Treatment and Evaluation Resources Management) and Initial Treatment Plan/Treatment Plan Updates for Child Welfare Services for parent/child or youth with Mental Health Concerns.

 4. Participants will summarize the role the Social Worker (PSW) and how Term Providers role have different standards of documentation apply due to the legal context and high risk nature of the clinical work and general considerations for clinical risk documentation.

Participants will understand of the role the Social Worker (PSW) and Term Providers work with families and provide an insight on this difficult area and tips on how mental health treatment mandated by CWS may determine case outcomes.

This lecture will provide mental health professionals with information and resources to be able to understand the the treatment plan process with CWS for the parent child or youth once they been referred for formal mental health services.


You will gain a comprehensive overview of the following clinical topics:

  • Describe the basic role of CWS/PSW
  • Discuss the basic processes of TERM therapist role
  • Explain the TERM Treatment Plan Documentation Resources

  • Discussion / Q&A

Instructor: NaTasha Bailey, LMFT

NaTasha Bailey was born and raised in San Diego, California. She earned her Bachelor's of Science in in Human Services and went on to pursue a Master’s of Science in Marriage Family and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix in 2011. During her academic work she was the recipient of the 2010 California Department of Mental Health MFT Stipend Program Educational Award.

NaTasha is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California that means she has well over 3,000 hours of clinical experience with the bulk of her experience focusing on teens, young adults and families. She has clinical experience providing psychotherapy to adults, couples, adolescents and families in San Diego.
NaTasha open her private practice in 2015.
She specialize in relationship counseling as well as in the treatment of anxiety, depression, and other emotional difficulties. NaTasha has worked with adults and children of all ages from a wide variety of cultures and backgrounds. She has extensive experience treating adolescents and women with mood disorders, such as depression and anxiety.

Her experience also includes providing therapy for children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems for various school districts in San Diego such as crisis intervention and Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) to students receiving Special Education Services.

NaTasha's professional working career consists of over 15 years experience working with the elderly population diagnosed with major and minor neurocognitive disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. She has worked as Aging Program Specialist Regional Coordinator for the County of San Diego Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office provided advocacy for seniors.

NaTasha has also worked as a Protective Services Worker with the County of San Diego Child Welfare Services for 3 years helping families with reunification services.

NaTasha believes that therapy not only takes place in the therapy room, but also in everyday life experiences. She knows that relationship between the therapist and the client is paramount for productive treatment and ultimately for healing to occur.

She hopes to inspire clients by empowering, educating and encouraging them to build on their strengths as well as possibilities in order to move to a place of hope and healing.

Her goal is to creatively collaborate with individuals, couples and families to improve their present experience of life, and transform relationships in ways that inspire a meaningful and hope-filled future for all and also target the African American Community.

When NaTasha is not working she enjoys running, Zumba, fiction writing and most importantly spending quality time with her husband and three daughters ages 21, 17 and 15 years old.

Target Audience: 

This presentation is geared towards prelicensed and licensed mental health professionals, attorneys, and others working within family law and mental health.


Free! Please register via the link in order to be given credit/CEUs for attending the event.


To request accommodations for special needs, please email the Program Administrator at education@camft-sandiego.org


To obtain the grievance policy or report a grievance please email education@camft-sandiego.org


Course Completion certificates will be awarded electronically in exchange for a completed evaluation form. Please make sure Program Administrator has your correct email. Course meets the qualifications for 1.5 hour of continuing education credit for LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCC’s and LEP’s as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

This course is provided by the San Diego Chapter of the California association of marriage and family therapists (Provider #57330) is approved by the California association of marriage and family therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. The San Diego chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists maintains responsibility for the program and all its content.

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