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I can definitely understand your concern. I think you will be fine as this is all hearsay and not enough for the Child Protective services to really go on. At worst, they might contact you and your boyfriend to discuss the situation but I doubt there is enough here to press charges or to change custody. I might also report this therapist to her licensing board for violating doctor/patient privilege.
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Dealing with child protective services can be difficult at best and a nightmare at worst. I would highly recommend contacting the therapist to do what you can to persuade her from reporting the incident to Child protective services. You have to understand that your service isn't mandated reporter and if your child was exposed to episode of domestic violence she will feel legally obligated to report the same. This does not mean that it will have a negative consequence for you, but it does mean that you will have to interact
with child services.
In order to avoid this I would reach out to the therapist not simply wait for her return call. I would reiterate to her that she has an ethical obligation you for confidentiality under the patient therapist privilege. This privilege does not prevent her from reporting issues of child abuse or endangerment. What you need to do is further explain that your children would never present during any issue of domestic violence. The argument to to wish you referred was a disagreement, but it was not a heated argument or a violent argument of any kind. Arguments have many different meanings depending on the context. The reason why use the word argument was because it was a disagreement not because there was a physical altercation or a heated dispute. You should tell her point blank you don't feel this is a reportable matter and that you feel that this is a breach of your therapist/client privilege.
I hope this information is helpful and wish you the best of luck resolve the situation.
I have read your statement and think it is well written. It needs to have your voice. The key component to correct is that the children were never present or exposed to any domestic violence or volatile argument. The argument that they did here was nothing more than a dispute which was not violent or heated. It is not logical that every argument is to be reported if a child is present. The argument needs to detrimental to the child because it violent, heated or potentially violent. This was not that type of discussion.