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Past Trainings 1998-2001

This section contains a list of Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee trainings from 1998-2001. You will find the title and date of each conference as well as the names of all sessions and presenters. There is a link below the title of each training that will connect you to the complete program.


COLLABORATE OR COLLIDE: WORKING WITH OTHER PROFESSIONALS TO EFFECTIVELY REPRESENT PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

June 8, 2001
Federal Reserve Bank, Boston

Facing the Challenges in the Interface between Law and Clinical Care
Ronald Schouten, J.D., M.D.

The Hospital Attorney and Staff
Diane Geraghty, J.D.

The Patient’s Expert Witness
Marilyn Price, M.D.
Robert Weber, J.D.

Electroconvulsive Therapy: Good, Bad, or a Little Bit of Each?
William B. Land, M.D.

Medications and Clinical Assessment of Competency
Kimberly Bistis, Psy.D.
Carla Canuso, M.D.

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BIG CHANGES, NEW TACTICS:
MENTAL HEALTH LAWYERING AFTER COMMITMENT LAW REFORM

January 29, 2001
Federal Reserve Bank, Boston

COMMITMENT LAW CHANGES: "THE WHAT" 
Perspectives from the Bench
Hon. Rosemary B. Minehan
New Rules, New Practices
Stan Goldman, J.D.
Phyllis Field, J.D.
Lester Blumberg, J.D.
Michael Weeks

THE CHALLENGE OF INTERVIEWING: "THE HOW" 
Ethical Issues in the Representation of People with Mental Illness
Robert Fleischner, J.D.
Refining Communication to Effectively Gather Information
Lynn Barenberg, LICSW
Margo McMahon, Ed.D.
Shery Mead, M.S.W.
Melanie Patenaude, J.D.
Cheryl Stevens, M.D.

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DECIPHERING DOCTORS: UNDERSTANDING MEDICATION AND EFFECTIVELY USING MEDICAL EXPERTS IN MENTAL HEALTH PROCEEDINGS

January 28, 2000
Suffolk University Law School, Boston

Talking the Talk: Mental Health Doctoring, for Lawyers
Carla Canuso, M.D.
Mark Cattalani, M.D.

Walking the Walk: Mock Commitment and Rogers Hearing
Stephen DiLisi, Ph.D.
Stan Goldman, J.D.
William B. Land, M.D.
Hon. Rosemary B. Minehan
Debra Pinals, M.D.
Robert Weber, J.D.

Critique and Discussion of Mock Hearing
Marcia Hudgins, J.D.
Melanie Patenaude, J.D.

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COMMITMENT HEARINGS AND MEDICATION OPTIONS: BEYOND ROUTINE REPRESENTATION OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

June 28, 1999
Boston College Law School, Newton

Experience Counts: Tips and Tactics
Medication Options: The Basics
Medication Issues: Lawyer’s Evaluation and Analysis

Faculty (listed alphabetically)
Ken Barney, M.D.
Rosemary Brodette, J.D.
David Cohen, M.D.
Robert Fleischner, J.D.
Stan Goldman, J.D.
Hon. Timothy S. Hillman
Jennifer Honig, J.D.
Valerie Jacoby, J.D.
Robert Ledoux, J.D.
Melanie Patenaude, J.D.
Laura Prescott
Robert Weber, J.D.

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MENTAL HEALTH TESTIMONY IN THE COURTROOM

March 13, 1998
Nichols College, Southborough

The Medicalization of Judicial Decision-making
Paul S. Appelbaum, M.D.

Mental Health Testimony in the Courtroom
Hon. Jonathan Brant
Ronald Schouten, J.D., M.D.
James Beck, M.D.
Thomas Gutheil, M.D.
Hon. Margot Botsford

Workshops
Special Problems in Rogers and Commitment Cases
Hon. Edward M. Ginsburg
Andrew Clark, M.D.
Special Problems in Juvenile Court
Hon. Jay Blitzman
Craig Latham, M.D.
Special Problems in Criminal Hearings
Hon. Daniel F. Toomey
Prudence Baxter, M.D.
Special Problems in Civil Damage Assessment
Hon. Judith Fabricant
Ronald Schouten, J.D., M.D.

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