The field of mental disability law focuses on the intersection of behavioral health and jurisprudence, with implications for attorneys, judges, expert witnesses, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors, and nurses. Presented by two of the nation’s leading mental health legal scholars, this groundbreaking training series includes courses on topics including mental disability and criminal law, mental health issues in jails and prisons, criminal justice reform and specialty courts, therapeutic jurisprudence, and trauma. Through these courses you will learn the essential elements of mental disability law: substantive and procedural, constitutional and statutory, institutional and community. You will gain the ability to deconstruct the various categories of “competency” (to stand trial, waive counsel, plead guilty, other), as well as to identify the empirical and behavioral myths that have developed around the insanity defense. Further, you will obtain expertise in different types of commitment, the right to refuse treatment, international human rights law, the dynamics of the attorney/expert relationship, and the stigma of mental illness
Each course in this self-paced series can be completed at your convenience and is collectively eligible for over 30 hours of Continuing Education Credit from over 150 professional organizations.
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