San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
THIS SEMINAR IS SOLD OUT!!
Understanding the Essentials of Mental Health Law: A Tool for Recovery
This forum brings together mental health, social service, and legal professionals to discuss legal and clinical aspects of working with clients with mental illnesses. This seminar will discuss gaps in services and opportunities to help clients. One hour of ethics and lunch is included!
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
1. List the minimum criteria for involuntary commitments in Tennessee
2. Describe “neutrality” as it relates to mediation and conflict resolution
3. Based on appropriate criteria, make a referral to either Mental Health Court or Veterans Court
4.Identify different types of discrimination against people with mental illnesses
5. Identify the barriers authorities face in trying to stop human trafficking in Tennessee
View the full conference flyer here.
General Outline: Six Hours of Coursework
8:30-9:30A Involuntary Commitments
9:45 - 10:45A Recovery Courts
10:45 - 11:45A Conflict Resolution and Mediation Ethics
11:45A - 1:00P Lunch
1:00 - 2:00P Mental Health Discrimination
2:15-4:15P Human Trafficking in Tennessee
4:15P Evaluation and Adjournment
Continuing Education Credits …
Attorneys (CLE): This seminar is approved by the TN Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization for 5.0 General and 1.0 Dual CLEs.
Certified Peer Recovery Specialists: This seminar is approved for Continuing Education Hours toward Certified Peer Recovery Specialist Renewal.
LPCs: TLCPA is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider and a co-sponsor of this program. TLCPA may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. TLPCA maintains responsibility for the content of this event. The seminar is approved for 6.0 CEs, including 1.0 ethics.
Mediators: This seminar is approved for 6.0 hours of Continuing Mediation Education, which includes 1.0 hour TN Family Law, 4.0 hours general continuing education, and 1.0 hour mediation ethics.
Social Workers: This program has been approved by the National Association of Social Workers - TN Chapter for 6.0 continuing education units, including 1.0 ethics.
Psychologists: Because this seminar is NBCC-approved by TLPCA, it is automatically approved for Level 2 Credit for psychologists: 6.0 hours.
Other: All will receive certificates of attendance.
Amerigroup Community Care
BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee
Vanderbilt Behavioral Health
Rolling Hills Hospital
Speakers at a Glance:
Tracy Allen is a special agent with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation who works to address human trafficking in Tennessee. She was previously with the TBI’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and FBI Joint Cyber-Crime Force. She is a certified CSEC instructor and member of the nationally accredited TBI Child Abduction Response Team.
Hon. Melissa Blackburn is a graduate of Lipscomb University and Nashville School of Law. She currently serves as General Sessions Court Judge and also serves as presiding judge of the Mental Health Court and Veterans Courts. Prior to her election, Judge Blackburn focused on employment law, and she is a strong advocate for abused children.
Gail Vaughn Ashworth, JD, is a founding member of the Wiseman Ashworth Law Group. She is the past president of the Nashville Bar Assn, TN Bar Assn, board chair of TN Justice Center, TN Legal Community Foundation, and others. She has been consistently listed in Best Lawyers in America since 1995.
Martha M. Lafferty, Esq, holds degrees from Centre College and Vanderbilt University and is currently the Legal Director for Disability Rights Tennessee. She is a contributing author to several legal encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Civil Liberties.
Ondrea Johnson, is the Director of Education and Community Relations for End Slavery Tennessee, where she promotes education and advocacy against human trafficking. Ms. Johnson’s past work has benefited the Williamson County Drug Court, Williamson County CASA, and Children’s Hope International.
Michele Marsicano, JD, is a graduate of Georgia School of Law who joined Wiseman Ashworth in 2014. As an Associate Attorney, she is involved in all phases of litigation and trial preparation, and she has experience in General Sessions and specialty mental health courts in Nashville.
Clay Phillips, MBA, PhD(c), is a TSC Rule 31 Listed Family and General Civil Mediator, Founding Director of the Bethel University School of Conflict Resolution, owner of Consensus Conflict Management and Mediation Services, and a Veterans’ Representative for the TN Valley Healthcare System. He is the Founder of OPERATION Conflict Down, resolving conflict one veteran at a time.
Zoe Sams, JD, is an Assistant District Attorney who manages the prosecution of child sexual abuse and human trafficking cases, and she focuses on closing businesses involved in trafficking. She is a graduate of University of Memphis Law School.
When & Where
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (formerly known as the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee) is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that has been providing services to the Middle Tennessee community since 1946. Our mission is to connect the community with specialized mental health and wellness resources, provide services that improve the quality of life, and promote effective services where mental health needs exist.
Over the years, MHAMT has worked diligently to educate all members of our community about how to attain good mental health. We share our message of hope for mental wellness to tens of thousands of individuals annually.
By being a frontline resource for the community, MHAMT is in a position to identify important mental health needs in Middle Tennessee, and then often facilitates the development of programs to meet those needs or enhance resources to address service gaps.