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Past Trainings 2005-2007

This section contains a list of Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee trainings from 2005-2007. 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.

Dec. 7, 2007

Common Challenges In Mental Health Proceedings: A Program For Judges

Oct. 26, 2007

Conventional And Unconventional Representation Of Persons With Mental Illness

June 1, 2007

Solution-Oriented Representation Of Children And Adolescents With Mental Illness

Feb. 2, 2007

Evolving Approaches To Representing Persons With Mental Illness

Nov. 3, 2006

Representing Children And Parents With Mental Illness West Of Worcester

June 2, 2006

Mastering Mental Health Issues In Juvenile Court

Feb. 3, 2006

State Of The Art Treatment And Representation Of Persons With Mental Illness

June 3, 2005

Maximizing Advocacy On Behalf Of Children With Mental Illness And Learning Disabilities

Jan. 21, 2005

Effective And Zealous Legal Representation: Honing Skills And Creating Strategies On Behalf Of Persons With Mental Illness


COMMON CHALLENGES IN MENTAL HEALTH PROCEEDINGS:
A PROGRAM FOR JUDGES

December 7, 2007
Suffolk University Law School, Boston

This training was co-sponsored by the Judicial Institute,
Massachusetts General Hospital, and
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee

The Biology of Mental Illness
Jordan W. Smoller, M.D., Sc.D.

Psychopharmacology
Gary Sachs, M.D.

Assessing Dangerousness
Moderator: Hon. Jonathan Brant
Ronald Schouten, J.D., M.D.
Judith G. Edersheim, J.D., M.D.

Workshops
Rogers Hearings
Hon. Rosemary B. Minehan
Ronald Schouten, J.D., M.D.
Sexually Dangerous Persons: Does the Past Predict the Future?
Hon. Thomas A. Connors
Fabian M. Saleh, M.D.
Carol Feldman, Ph.D., J.D.
Hon. Kathryn A. White
Psychopharmacology for Children and Adolescents
Hon. Kathryn A. White
Jefferson Prince, M.D.
Andrew Clark, M.D.
Distinguishing Mental Illness from Poor Parenting
Hon. Christina L. Harms
Hon. Susan D. Ricci
Robin M. Deutsch, Ph.D.
Jessica Greenwald O’Brien, Ph.D.

Communicating with Mentally Ill Persons in the Courtroom
Hon. Rosemary B. Minehan
Judith G. Edersheim, J.D., M.D.
Prudence Baxter, M.D.

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CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL REPRESENTATION OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

October 26, 2007
WNEC, Springfield

Medications in Mental Health: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Bruce I. Goderez, M.D.

Deconstructing Mental Health Evaluations: A Guide for Attorneys
Eric G. Mart, Ph.D., ABPP

Hearing Your Client’s Voice: Experience of Consumers Involved in the System
Abigail Adams
Diane Dragon

Legal Strategies for Working with Experts
Lisa van Gordon d’Errico, J.D.
Joan Katz, J.D.

Views from the Bench
Hon. Charles S. Belsky
Hon. W. Michael Ryan
Hon. Geoffrey A. Wilson
Robin Stolk, J.D.

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SOLUTION-ORIENTED REPRESENTATION OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

June 1, 2007
MCLE, Boston

Challenging Behavior as a Learning Disability:
Implications for Assessment, Treatment, and Placement

Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.

Quirky Kids: Understanding Children on the Autism Spectrum
Eileen M. Costello, M.D.

Psychopharmacology Issues in Child Rogers Cases
Nada Milosavljevic, J.D., M.D.

A View from the Bench
Hon. Jay D. Blitzman

Recent and Important Case Law Developments
Robert D. Fleischner, J.D.
Frank J. Laski, J.D.

Helping Traumatized Children Learn
Susan Cole, J.D., M.Ed.
Joe Ristuccia, Ed.M.

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EVOLVING APPROACHES TO REPRESENTING PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

February 2, 2007
MCLE, Boston

Medications for Psychosis, Mood Disorders, and Behavioral Emergencies
Debra A. Pinals, M.D.

Treatment Strategies for Persons with Dual Diagnosis
John A. Renner, Jr., M.D.

Assessing ‘Dangerousness to Self or Others’ in Civil Cases
Leisl M. Bryant, Ph.D.

Emergency Room Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness
Anna L. Fitzgerald, M.D.
Susan Stefan, J.D.
Howard D. Trachtman, B.S., C.P.S.

Partnering with Police: The Framingham Jail Diversion Program
Sarah Abbott, M.A.
Craig W. Davis, M.A.
Paul J. Shastany, B.A.
Brian E. Simoneau, J.D.

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REPRESENTING CHILDREN AND PARENTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS WEST OF WORCESTER

November 3, 2006
WNEC, Springfield

Comprehensive Mental Health Care for Children with Mental Illness
John Swanson, M.D.

Representing Parents with Mental Illness in Court
Kathleen Biebel, Ph.D.
Kamlyn Haynes, M.D.
Dorothy Meyer Storrow, J.D.

The Role of Child Development, Psychological Research, and Values
in Representing Youth in Child Protection Actions

William Halikias, Psy.D.

Mental Health Systems and Services in Western Massachusetts
Peggy Fiddler, LICSW
Susan Fortin, LICSW
Candice Lafleur
Michael Goodwin, Ed.D.
David Roulston, J.D.

Diverse Rogers Practice in Juvenile and Probate Courts
Hon. James G. Collins
Lisa van Gordon d’Errico, J.D.
Hon. Lillian Miranda
Andrew Rome, J.D.
Hon. David G. Sacks

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MASTERING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN JUVENILE COURT

June 2, 2006
MCLE, Boston

Mental Health Medications and Children: Why and Why Not
Jefferson B. Prince, M.D.

A View from the Bench on Mental Health in the Juvenile Court
Hon. Carol A. Erskine

Children Making Competent Decisions: How to Know and What to Do
Fabian M. Saleh, M.D.
Dorothy Meyer Storrow, J.D.

Practicing Law in the Juvenile Court:
Bridging the Disconnect Between DSS, the GAL, the Psychiatrist, and the Court

Mary Rudolph Black, J.D.
Steven L. Wollman, J.D.

Psycho-social Assessments: Understanding and Using Parenting Evaluations
Catherine C. Ayoub, Ed.D.

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STATE-OF-THE-ART TREATMENT AND REPRESENTATION OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

February 3, 2006
MCLE, Boston

Empirically-Supported Psychotherapy: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety, Mood and Substance-use Disorders and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Borderline Personality Disorder
Michael Otto, Ph.D.
Rebecca Harley, Ph.D.

A Critical, Evidence-based Analysis of the Intersection of Psychopharmacology,
Mental Health Care, and The Law

Robert J. Birnbaum, M.D., Ph.D.

Effective Therapies for Behaviorally Disturbed Children
Andrew B. Clark, M.D.

The ABCs of 123:
Tackling Frequent and Complex Evidentiary Issues in Mental Health Cases

Hon. Rosemary B. Minehan

Motivational Learning: A Powerful Paradigm for Change
Martha T. Kane, Ph.D.

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MAXIMIZING ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF CHILDREN WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND LEARNING DISABILITIES

June 3, 2005
MCLE, Boston

Understanding and Treating Mental Illness in Children
Nancy Rappaport, M.D.

Neuropsychological Evaluations and Learning Disabilities
Anita J. Pliner, Ph.D., J.D.

Aggression and Anti-social Behavior in Children and Adolescents
Daniel F. Connor, M.D.

Legislative Plans and Prospects for Mental Health Policy
Rep. Ruth B. Balser

Special Education Update: Statutes, Regulations, and Case Law
Tim Sindelar, J.D.

The Nuts and Bolts of Working with Schools and State Agencies
Susan M. Getman, LICSW
Brigid Kennedy-Pfister, J.D.
Donna Welles

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EFFECTIVE AND ZEALOUS LEGAL REPRESENTATION: HONING SKILLS AND CREATING STRATEGIES ON BEHALF OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

January 21, 2005
MCLE, Boston

Competence to Consent to Treatment: Assessment and Management
Paul Appelbaum, M.D.

Cross Examination of Experts: Techniques and Understanding
Hon. Thomas A. Connors
Lisa van Gordon d’Errico, J.D.
William Land, M.D.
Thomas F. Schiavoni, J.D.

Thoughts from the District Court Chief
Chief Justice Lynda M. Connolly

Strategic Decisions in Civil Commitment Cases for Adults and for Children in DSS Custody
Hon. Jonathan Brant
Diane Geraghty, J.D.
Stan Goldman, J.D.
Margaret Winchester, J.D.

Attorney-Client Communication: Recognizing the Barriers and Overcoming the Hurdles
Judith G. Edersheim, J.D., M.D.

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