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Past Trainings 2012-2015

This section contains a list of Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee trainings 2012-2015. 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.

November 9, 2015

New Approaches to Treatment and Services for Persons with Co-Occurring Substance Use and Mental Health Disorders

June 12, 2015

Creative and Comprehensive Advocacy for Parents with Mental Health Challenges

February 27, 2015

Navigating the Clinical and Legal Choices of Elders with Mental Health Issues

June 20, 2014

Beyond the Medical Model: Alternative Approaches to Mental Health and Illness

March 20, 2014

Challenging Assumptions About Violence and Mental Illness

June 7, 2013

Representing Children with Behavorial Health Needs

April 3, 2013

Mental Health Proceedings: Medical Considerations and Legal Issues

February 1, 2013

Innovative Concepts and Strategies to Enhance Representation of Persons with Mental Health Needs

October 26, 2012

Striving for Stellar Advocacy on Behalf of Children Living with Mental Illness

June 1, 2012

Moving Forward in Representing Persons with Mental Health Needs

February 3, 2012

Keeping Current in Mental Health and the Law

   

NEW APPROACHES TO TREATMENT AND SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH CO-OCCURRING SUBSTANCE USE AND MENTAL HEALTH DISORDERS

November 9, 2015

MCLE, Boston

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Evidence-Based Treatment of Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorder
Robert Drake, MD, Ph.D

Treatment Issues for Adults with Co-Occurring Substance Abuse & Mental Illness
Kiame Mahaniah, MD
John McGahan
Zobeida Medero
Andrew Ward, LICSW
Paul Williams

Treatment Issues for Adolescents and Young Adults with Co-Existing Substance Abuse & Mental Illness
Miriam Ervin, LMHC
Kim Fisher, LICSW
James Hiatt
Jen Adams LeBlanc
Mike Leach, MPA, LCSW

Special Populations
Adrienne Beloin, LICSW
Benjamin H. Cluff, MPA, LADCI, CADC
Robert Fleischner, Esq.
Stephanie Hartwell, Ph.D
Emily Stewart

Insurance Issues - Appealing Insurance Denials and Insurance Parity
Jenifer Bosco, Esq.
Susan Fendell, Esq.
Clare McGorrian, Esq.
Meredith Munn

What Are Advocates Working On?
Deborah Becker
Courtney Chelo
Jessica Childs
John Christian, EdM, LADC I, CADC, SAP, CCFC
Vicker DiGravio III
Maryanne Frangules
Joanne Peterson

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CREATIVE AND COMPREHENSIVE ADVOCACY FOR PARENTS WITH MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES

June 12, 2015

Suffolk University Law School, Boston

Promoting Resilience and Recovery in the Face of Family Mental Health Issues
William R. Beardslee, M.D.

The Role of Experience and Communication in Strengthening Family Bonds
Evan Kaplan

Supporting Families: Models for Engaging Parents and their Children
Jonathan Haywood Jenkins, Psy.D.
Evan Kaplan
Cindy Liu, Ph.D.
Miriam Ruttenberg, Esq.
Toni Wolf

Parents with Disabilities: A National Perspective on the ADA
Jennifer Mathis
Robyn Powell, Esq.

Applying the ADA in Care and Protection and Family Cases in MA
Andrew Don, Esq.
Michael Dsida, Esq.
Kate Nemens, Esq.

A View from the Bench
Honorable Helen Brown Bryant
Honorable Brian J. Dunn

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NAVIGATING THE CLINICAL AND LEGAL CHOICES OF ELDERS WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

February 27, 2015

MCLE, Boston (Live Program)
UMASS Medical School, Worcester (Simulcast)

The Landscape of Services for Elders
Dale Mitchell

Unmet Needs of Elders with Mental Health Issues
Frank Baskin, MSW
Deborah Filler, Esq.

Wellness, Recovery and New Approaches in Supporting Elder Mental Health
Cassie Cramer, CPS, LICSW
Ellie Shea-Delaney
Robert Walker

Nursing Home Hot Topics
Betsey Crimmins, Esq.
Arlene Germain
Mark Rudolph, M.D.
Penelope Ann Shaw, Ph.D.
Karen Owen Talley, Esq.

Planning For and Litigation Around Incapacity
Rebecca J. Benson, Esq.
Erin Bradbury, Esq.
Thomas J. Cleary, Esq.
Honorable Edward F. Donnelly, Jr.
Karen Owen Talley, Esq.

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BEYOND THE MEDICAL MODEL: ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO MENTAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS

June 20, 2014
UMASS Medical School, Worcester

Beyond the Medical Model: Why We Need (or Don't Need) Alternatives & Plenary Panel
Robert Whitaker
Benjamin Liptzin, MD
Lisa Cosgrove, PhD
Wesley Price

Mind-Body Treatments and Activities for Health Living
Paul Bail, PhD
Maria Broderick, EdD, LisAc
Wesley Price

Residential Alternatives to Hospitalization
Donna Burkhart
Rev. Lisanne Finston, MDiv, MSW
Sera Davidow

Community-Based Treatment and Support Initiatives
Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD
Christopher Busby
Dr. Ed Wang

New Frameworks in Mental Health Theory and Practice
Tina Minkowitz, Esq
Karen Enegess, MA, LMHC
Kellan McNally, LICSW

The Future of Mental Health in Massachusetts
Susan Fendell, Esq.
Christopher Hudson, PhD, DCSW
Karen Tally, Esq

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CHALLENGING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT VIOLENCE AND MENTAL ILLNESS

March 20, 2014
MCLE, Boston

Violence and Mental Illness: What We Think and What We Know
Robert Kinscherff, PhD, JD

Risk Assessment Tools: Advantages and Limitations
Ira Packer, PhD, ABPP (Forensic)

Violence Risk Assessment in Civil Commitment Proceedings
Joseph Robinson, JD

Views from Legal, Policy and Recovery Experts
Robert Fleischner, JD
Hon. Rosemary Minehan
Debra Pinals, MD
Frances Sokoll, MEd, CPS

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REPRESENTING CHILDREN WITH BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NEEDS

June 7, 2013
MCLE, Boston

State of the State of Children's Behavioral Health Needs
Marylou Sudders, MSW, ACSW

Trauma-Informed Representation of Children with Behavioral Health Needs
Hon. Gail Garinger (Ret.)

The Impact of Trauma and Adversity on Child Development
Michelle Bosquet Enlow, PhD

Comprehensive Behavioral Health Services in Urban Education
Mary Cohen, PhD
Shella Dennery, PhD, LICSW
Tasha Baizerman, LICSW

Best Practices for Mental Health Treatment of Children in DCF Custody
Christopher Bellonci, MD
Heather Walter, MD, MPH

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MENTAL HEALTH PROCEEDINGS:
MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS AND LEGAL ISSUES

April 3, 2013
MCLE, Boston

Co-sponsored by the Judicial Institute and the Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee

The Biology of Psychotic and Mood Disorders
Jordan W. Smoller, MD, ScD

Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychotic and Mood Disorders
Carl Salzman, MD

Assessment of Risk in Criminal and Family Law Cases
Ronald Schouten, JD, MD

Communicating with Persons with Mental Illness
Judith G. Edersheim, JD, MD

Workshops
Determining Competency
Hon. Thomas A. Connors
Debra Pinals, MD
Roger Goldin, EdD
Custody, Visitation and Parenting Issues
Hon. Stephen M. Limon
Hon. Susan D. Ricci
Virginia Merritt, MD
Civil Commitments and 8B Proceedings
Hon. Kathleen E. Coffery
Hon. Rosemary B. Minehan
Sentencing and Probation Issues
Hon. Thomas A. Connors
Hon. S. Jane Haggerty
Harriet Beasley
Charles Carroll, PhD
Capacity in Probate Cases
Hon. Susan D. Ricci
Rebessa Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD

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INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS AND STRATEGIES TO ENHANCE REPRESENTATION OF PERSONS WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS

February 1, 2013
MCLE, Boston

Keynote: The Scientific Case Against Forced Drug Treatment
Robert Whitaker

Recovery of Our Humanity through Community Participation
Daniel Fisher, MD, PhD

Defining and Preventing Restraints and Seclusions
Beth Caldwell, MS
Robert D. Fleischner, JD

Wisdom from "The Other Side" on Lawyering for the Patient
Cindy-Ann Kelly
Thomas Schiavoni, JD

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STRIVING FOR STELLAR ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF CHILDREN LIVING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS

October 26, 2012
Hotel Northampton, Northampton

Moving Beyond Rogers: Psychotropic Medication and Behavioral Health Treatment for Children in Child Welfare Custody
Elizabeth Armstrong, RN, JD
Laura H. Myers, MSW, EdD
Denise Pinardi, RN
John Swanson, MD

Defining and Preventing Restraints and Seclusions
Beth Caldwell, MS
Robert D. Fleischner, JD

Building Bridges to Successful Outcomes: New Residential Treatment for Youth and Families
Gretchen Emond
Joan Mikula
Bob Wentworth

Impact of Rosie D. and Connor B. on the Provision of Services to Children and Families
Joyce S. Rockwell, JD
Beverly A. Swetcky, JD

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MOVING FORWARD IN REPRESENTING PERSONS WITH MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS

June 1, 2012
MCLE, Boston

Keynote: The Genetics of Mental Illness
Jordan W. Smoller, MD

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Children and Adults
John N. Julian, MD

Dementia: Diagnosis and (Problems in) Treatment
Carl Salzman, MD

Rosie D. Turns Three: Updates, Lessons, and Strategies for Effective Care Coordination
Jessica Berry, JD
Donna Kausek, LMHC
Frank Laski, JD
Kathryn Rucker, JD

Medication on Trial: Considering Diagnosis and Treatment for Behaviorally and Emotionally Disturbed Children
Dana Rubin, MD, MSW

A View from the Bench: Pitfalls in Practice and Lifelines to Zealous Legal Representation
Hon. Jay Blitzman
Carol Rosensweig, JD
Ann Tobey, PhD
Wendy Wolf, JD

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KEEPING CURRENT IN MENTAL HEALTH AND THE LAW

February 3, 2012
MCLE, Boston

Keynote: Antipsychotics in the Medical Treatment Plan
Oliver Freudenreich, MD

Management of Psychiatric Disorder During Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period: Weighing the Risks
Lee S. Cohen, MD

ADHD Across the Lifespan
Timothy Wilens, MD

The Anatomy of a Hospitalization: Legal and Clinical Issues Prior to Civil Commitment
Dost Ongur, MD, PhD
Michael Porter, JD
Felicia A. Smith, MD
Karen Talley, JD

Children Placed in Mental Health Facilities
Jacquelyn O'Brien, JD
Margaret Winchester, JD

Evidentiary Issues in Commitment and Guardianship Cases
Nadell Hill, JD

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