Mental Health Academy: Mental Health Law
Friday, November 15, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Mental Health America is the nation’s oldest and largest mental health advocacy organization. This forum brings together mental health, social service, long-term care, and public safety practitioners, along with several esteemed members of the Tennessee Bar to discuss aspects of mental health law and the role of the State mental health justice system in assuring that mental health concerns are understood & addressed:
- Identify 3 local resources for your client who may have a mental illness
- List 3 promising communication strategies when representing a "difficult" client, as counsel or as a mediator
- Describe the mission of the Access to Justice Commission
- List 5 top areas highlighted by the Metro Nashville domestic violence needs assessment
- Describe how the legal system can be used as a weapon against victims of domestic violence
Seminar Agenda (6 hours of coursework):
8:30-9:30am Clients with Mental Illness
9:30-10:30am Metro's Domestic Violence Assessment
10:45-11:45am Mediation with Difficult Clients
1:00-2:00pm Domestic Violence and the Legal System
2:15-3:15pm Communicating with Difficult Clients
3:15-4:15pm What is the Access to Justice Commission?
Registration includes CEUs and Lunch
6 CLEs (4.0 Gen & 2.0 Dual) approved for attorneys thanks to the TN Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization.
6 CEUs -approved for nurses thanks to UT Martin College of Nursing.
6 CEUs -approved for social workers thanks to NASW-TN.
6 CEUs -approvedfor LPCs thanks to TLPCA.
6 CEUs -approved for LADAC.
3 CEUs -approved for Mediators: 3.0 hours of general continuing education, 1 hour of mediation ethics, and 2 hours of family law CME.
A Certificate of Attendance will be provided for professionals needing contact hours.
For complete seminar details, view the seminar brochure Here.
Special thanks to our sponsors, Bass, Berry and Sims PLC, Rolling Hills Hospital, Vanderbilt University, and Vista Points Special Needs Trust.
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 for 65 years. 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.