Ins and Outs of Court Testimony for Mental Health Providers

Milwaukee, WI US
February 16, 2016

This workshop will provide education for mental health providers on navigating the legal system when they are subpoenaed to testify in court.  Specifically, they will learn more about the legal system, how to prepare for testimony, how to be a good witness, learn their rights as witnesses, and how to protect themselves and their institution from a risk management perspective.  

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 3.5 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals. 
Psychology CE Credit Statement: 
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  The Medical College of Wisconsin maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
Please note:
This activity is free of charge however if you wish to receive credit the cost is $25.00, choose the "Credit processing" option at the bottom of the page. In addition a $2.50 processing fee will be assessed for those requesting credit. All fees ~ or ~ zero balance will be reflected on your final total upon check-out.

Target Audience

Mental health providers in the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Division and Children's Community Services Division.  This program is not open to the public. 

Learning Objectives

  • Define terms related to the legal system such as subpoena vs court order and fact vs expert witness
  • Understand how to prepare for a court appearance and be a credible witness
  • Know the legal rights you have as a witness
Additional information


Brenda Konczal
Phone Number: 
+1 (414) 955-7250
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 3.50 APA
    APA credit.
  • 3.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/16/2016 - 8:00am CST
Event ends: 
02/16/2016 - 12:00pm CST
Children's Community Services
620 S. 76th Street
Ste. 120
Milwaukee, WI 53214
United States

Stephen Frew, JD  is the current Vice President of Risk and Compliance Consultant for Johnson Insurance, an insurance agency based in Madison, WI, providing consulting services to medical professionals and healthcare facilities.  Services are available to both those insured through the Johnson agency and nationally as an independent service. Consulting services are provided on a comprehensive basis with emphasis on onsite services for risk management issues, operations, and compliance issues, including EMTALA, policy and procedure development, quality standards, credentialing, medical staff, transactions, HIPAA privacy and security, accreditation standards, and loss history repositioning for improved access and affordability to malpractice insurance. He is retired from a General legal practice with emphasis on health law since 1971.

Janet Dixon, JD – is currently the director of corporate risk management for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Wayne J.Marik, JD, is currently a Reserve Circuit Court Judge in Racine County after serving as a Circuit Court Judge for 20 years. During his service, he was the chair of the Wisconsin Judicial Council and the chair of the Judicial Conduct Advisory Committee for the state. He is a graduate of Marquette University and Marquette University Law School where he received the Ray J. Aiken Award in Civil Procedure. 




Stephen Frew, JD, has the following financial disclosure:  Salary, Johnson Insurance Services, LLC, Vice President of Risk and Compliance Consultant

Available Credit

  • 3.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 3.50 APA
    APA credit.
  • 3.50 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.


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