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Past Trainings 2002-2004

This section contains a list of Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee from 2002-2004. 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.


REPRESENTING THE MENTAL HEALTH CLIENT WITH A COMPLEXITY OF ISSUES

June 4, 2004
MCLE, Boston

Working with Persons with Mental Illness:
A Rewarding and Enriching Experience for Lawyers and Consumers Alike

Marylou Sudders, M.S.W.

Borderline Personality Disorder, Co-existing Psychiatric Illness, and Assessment of Risk of Suicide
Rebecca A. Dulit, M.D.

Anti-social Personality Disorder, Violence and Mental Illness, and Assessment of Risk of Dangerousness
James C. Beck, M.D., Ph.D.

Conduct Disorders: Developmental and Contextual Aspects
Enrico Mezzacappa, M.D.

Eating Disorders: Co-morbidity and Treatment
David B. Herzog, M.D.

Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
Mark J. Albanese, M.D.

Mental Retardation, Developmental Delay and Mental Illness
Richard E. Keelan, B.S.

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TWENTY YEARS SINCE ROGERS: MENTAL HEALTH MEDICATIONS AND THE LAW TODAY

January 30, 2004
Federal Reserve Bank, Boston

Change and Progress in Medicine and the Law since Rogers in 1983
Ronald Schouten, J.D., M.D.

Medications for Mental Illness:
Antipsychotics - Donald C. Goff, M.D.
Mood stabilizers - Michael J. Ostacher, M.D., M.P.H.
Anti-anxiety - A. Eden Evins, M.D.
Anti-depressants - Andrew A. Nierenberg, M.D.
Electroconvulsive Therapy and
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation -
Michael E. Henry, M.D.

Special Issues Regarding Medication for Children and Adolescents
Mary Ann Johnson, R.N., M.S., C.S., F.P.N.P.

Recovery at One’s Own Pace: Alternative Strategies to Medication
Daniel B. Fisher, M.D., Ph.D.

Mock Rogers Hearing: Pretrial Motions, Competency, Substituted Judgment
David Aptaker, J.D.
Judith G. Edersheim, J.D., M.D.
Stan Goldman, J.D.
Hon. Rosemary B. Minehan
Paul E. Noroian, M.D.
Michael Porter, J.D.

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MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS IN THE COURTROOM

June 2, 2003
Suffolk University Law School, Boston

Bipolar Disorder:
Common Misunderstandings of the Illness - Gary S. Sachs, M.D.
Special Issues for Children and Adolescents - Jefferson B. Prince, M.D.

Anxiety Disorder:
Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment - Mark H. Pollack, M.D.
Topics of Importance for Children and Adolescents - Aude I. Henin, Ph.D.

Depression: The Illness, its Effects, and Treatment
Andrew A. Nierenberg, M.D.

Interviewing Techniques: Beyond the Basics
Thomas G. Gutheil, M.D.
Karen Talley, J.D.

Treatment Compliance: A Complexity of Issues
Jonathan Delman, J.D., M.P.H.
Debra A. Pinals, M.D.
Stan Goldman, J.D.
Hon. Maurice H. Richardson, J.D. (Ret.)
Robert H. Weber, J.D.

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REPRESENTING PARENTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS IN FAMILY LAW CASES

January 31, 2003
Bunker Hill Community College, Charlestown

A Family Member with Mental Illness: The Clinical Picture
Robin M. Deutsch, Ph.D.

Experiences of Parents with Mental Illness and their Families
Kathleen Biebel, Ph.D.
Joanne Nicholson, Ph.D.
Lawrence Stier

Working Effectively with the Guardian Ad Litem
Lisa van Gordon d’Errico, J.D.
Susan R. Elsen, J.D
Jessica Greenwald O’Brien, Ph.D.

Legal Strategies for Domestic Relations and State Intervention Cases
Colby Brunt, J.D.
Joan Katz, J.D.
Hon. Susan D. Ricci
Miriam Ruttenberg, J.D.

Accessing and Incorporating Programs and Services for Parents with Mental Illness
Colby Brunt, J.D.
Ann Detrick, Ph.D.
Shannon Hall
Evelyn Mateo
Toni Wolf

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SCHIZOPHRENIA AND BIPOLAR DISORDER 101: A SEMINAR FOR LAWYERS BY DOCTORS

May 31, 2002
Suffolk University Law School, Boston

Psychiatric Diagnosis Criteria: A Work in Progress?
Ronald Schouten, J.D., M.D.

Understanding Schizophrenia
Donald C. Goff, M.D.

Understanding Bipolar Disorder
Gary S. Sachs, M.D.

Effects of Mental Illness on Legal Standards and Courtroom Practice
Thomas G. Gutheil, M.D.

Fighting the Good Fight in Substituted Judgment Proceedings
Judith G. Edersheim, J.D., M.D.

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RING AROUND THE ROSEY:
LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF CHILDREN WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

January 25, 2002
Federal Reserve Bank, Boston

Childhood: An Enchanting Legal Fiction?
Leonard H. Glantz, J.D.

Mental Health Systems for Children in Massachusetts: Facts, Gaps, and Overlaps
Lisa Lambert

Mental Health Services and Placements for Children: Advocating for the Who, What, When, Where, and How
Richard Ames, J.D.
Susan Fendell, J.D.
Chick Maroni, J.D.
Cecely Reardon, J.D.
Bettina Toner, J.D.

Legal Decision-making and Court Clinic Evaluations
Hon. Martha P. Grace
Ruth C. Keeley, J.D.
Robert Kinscherff, J.D, Ph.D.

Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Beyond the Basics
Jefferson B. Prince, M.D.

Special Education Issues for Children with Emotional Disabilities: Eligibility, Placement, and Interagency Resolution
Lisa Nelson, J.D.
Tim Sindelar, J.D.

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