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Past Trainings 2008-2011

This section contains a list of Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee trainings 2008-2011. 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 YOUTH WITH COMPLEX MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS

June 10, 2011
MCLE, Boston

Keynote: Understanding Youth At Risk
Cathryn L. Samples, MD, MPH

Bullying and Harassment: From the School Yard to the Internet
Andrew Clark, MD
Abigail M. Judge, PhD

CHINS Reform and the New Faces Campaign
Erin G. Bradley, Coordinator, Children’s Mental Health Campaign
State Representative Paul J. Donato, Thirty-fifth Middlesex
State Senator Karen E. Spilka, Second Middlesex and Norfolk

Legal Representation of Adolescents with Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Disabilities
Naomi Angoff Chedd, LMHC
Katherine Engel, LICSW, MPH
Peter A. Hahn, JD
Marlies Spanjaard, JD, MSW

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PSYCHIATRIC MEDICATIONS ACROSS THE AGE SPECTRUM

February 4, 2011
MCLE, Boston

Understanding and Managing Complex Childhood Mental Illness
David R. DeMaso, MD
Heather J. Walter, MD, MPH

Options and Advances in Psychopharmacology for Adults
Debra A. Pinals, MD

Suicide Risk Assessment and Issues in Psychopharmacology
Mark A. Schechter, MD

Revisiting Rogers for Children in Care: Is it Working?
Hon. Gail Garinger (ret.)

8B and Rogers Cases in Probate and District Courts
Montgomery C. Brower, MD
Hon. Kathleen E. Coffey
Lisa van Gordon d’Errico, JD
Hon. Susan D. Ricci

Red Flags in Juvenile Rogers Medication Cases
Elaine M. Angelone, JD
John J. Iwuc, MD
Hon. Stephen M. Limon
Virginia Merritt, MD

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REPRESENTING PERSONS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM

June 4, 2010
MCLE, Boston MA

Public Policy Initiatives in Support of Persons on the Autism Spectrum
Representative Barbara A. L'Italien

Perspective and Tips from the Inside
Stephen Mark Shore, EdD, MA, BA

The Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD): Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Elizabeth B Caronna, MD
Eileen M. Costello, MD

Working with Individuals with ASD and their Families
Elizabeth B Caronna, MD
Eileen M. Costello, MD

Legal Representation of Persons on the Autism Spectrum
Carol Fernandez, JD
Eileen M. Hagerty, JD
Vanda Marie Khadem, JD
Samuel Senft, JD
Janine A. Solomon, JD

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REFINING REPRESENTATION OF PERSONS WITH MOOD DISORDERS

March 12, 2010
Western New England College, Springfield MA

Mood Disorders in Adults and Children
Brenda J. Butler, MD,
Zerrin Emel Kayatekin, MD
Liliana Markovic, MD

Advanced Litigation Skills and Strategies
Lisa van Gordon d'Errico, JD
Caroline Montan, JD

Article V of the New UPC: Post-Implementation Update
Robert D. Fleischner, JD
Jodie Nolan, J.D
Honorable Geoffrey A Wilson

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GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP: ARTICLE V OF THE NEW UPC

October 9, 2009
MCLE, Boston

Introduction and Overview of Article V
Honorable Paula M. Carey

Forms, Rules and Procedures
Honorable Anthony R. Nesi
Jennifer Rivera Ulwick, Esq.

Medical Certificates and Clinical Team Reports
Rebecca W. Brendel, MD, JD
John H. Cross, Esq.

Right to and Role of Counsel
Robert D. Fleischner, J.D.
Stan Goldman, Esq.

Reporting and Monitoring
John H. Cross
John G Dugan, Esq.

Guardianship of Minors
Honorable Susan D. Ricci
Ilene Mitchell, Esq.

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CUTTING EDGE REPRESENTATION FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

May 29, 2009
MCLE, Boston

Keynote: Psychiatric Drugs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Carl Salzman, M.D.

Deconstructing Expert Mental Health Evaluations: A Step-By-Step Guide
Eric G. Mart, Ph.D., ABPP

Mental Health Consumers in the System and Beyond
Abigail Adams
Howard Trachtman, B.S., C.P.S.

What’s New: Legislative and Case Law Updates
Robert D. Fleischner, J.D.

Evidentiary Issues in Commitment and Guardianship Hearings
Honorable Jonathan Brant
Thomas F. Schiavoni, J.D.
Robert H. Weber, J.D.

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APPLIED SCIENCE FOR LAWYERS: NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY IN THE COURTROOM

February 6, 2009
MCLE, Boston

Neuroimaging in Psychiatry and Neurology
Judith G. Edersheim, J.D., M.D.
Bruce H. Price, M.D.

Suicidology: State of the Art Assessment
Douglas G. Jacobs, M.D.

Cognitive Impairment and Decision-Making in the Elderly
Evan D. Murray, M.D.

Violence Risk Assessment for Juveniles
Frank DiCataldo, Ph.D.

Scientific and Clinical Data in Sexual Dangerous Person Evaluations
Fabian M. Saleh, M.D.

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BETTER OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS

November 14, 2008
WNEC, Springfield

A Fragile Alliance:
Psychological and Legal Approaches to At Risk Children, Adolescents, and Families
William Halikias, Psy.D.
Joan Katz, J.D.

The New Child Welfare Law
Hon. Gail Garinger
Amy M. Karp, J.D.
Andrew Rome, J.D.

Views from the Bench on Rogers
Moderator: Lisa van Gordon d’Errico, J.D.
Hon. Judith A. Locke
Hon. David G. Sacks

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TOP NOTCH REPRESENTATION OF CHILDREN AND PARENTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

June 6, 2008
MCLE, Boston

The Ins and Outs of Psychological Assessments
Marilyn Augustyn, M.D.

Partnering with Pediatricians
David Medoff, Ph.D.

Children on the Spectrum
Jeff Bostic, M.D., Ed.D.

Recent Developments in Representing Children with Mental Health Needs
Michael Dsida, J.D.
Carol Rosensweig, J.D.
Kathryn Rucker, J.D.
Senator Karen E. Spilka

Special Education: An Intensive Study for Advocates
Tim Sindelar, J.D.

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CRITICAL COMPONENTS TO FIRST-RATE REPRESENTATION OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

February 1, 2008
MCLE, Boston

Hot Topics in Psychopharmacology
Carl Salzman, M.D.

Assessing Risk
Judith G. Edersheim, J.D., M.D.

Panel of Attorneys
Moderator: Lisa van Gordon d’Errico, J.D.
Stan Goldman, J.D.
Jeffrey Isaacson, J.D.
Thomas Schiavoni, J.D.
Robert Weber, J.D.

Panel of Judges
Hon. Jonathan Brant
Hon. Kathleen Coffey
Hon. Rosemary B. Minehan
Hon. Kathryn A. White

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