Session 2: Practicing in the Shadow of the Courts: Legal Issues for Mental Health Professionals
Every mental health practitioner confronts forensic cases throughout one’s career. We have all been involved with clients/patients involved in divorce, personal injury, maltreatment, substance abuse, and related cases. This workshop will address how to work with and understand clients/patients involved in these types of cases. We will focus not only on legal dynamics, but also on ethics, malingering, custody issues, models for evaluation, utility of psychological testing, and related mental health concerns. We will conclude with a mock trial to highlight some of the major issues.
Accreditation and Designation of Credit:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditstm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 15 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. MCW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity contains content or processes that may be potentially stressful.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is registered with the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Continuing Education Sponsor for social workers (license number 159-000664).
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
Tuition includes course materials and continental breakfast.
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This advanced seminar is geared to mental health and health professionals.
- Learn the ethics, rules of evidence, and legal dynamics of forensic cases
- Understand custody, placement, court proceedings, alienation, attachment, re-moval cases, and related research in family law cases
- Learn about damages, liability, malingering, and mental health issues in personal injury cases
- Recognize the dynamics of maltreatment cases (intimate partner and domestic violence, sexual abuse, and physical abuse)
All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.
- 15.00 AAFPAAFP credit.
- 15.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 15.00 APAAPA credit.
- 15.00 Hours of ParticipationHours of Participation credit.