Getting the Right Mental Health Resources for Your Case

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Thursday, September 29, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET

Thursday, October 13, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET
  • Webcast with Live Q&A
  • Telephone with Live Q&A
MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $145

Information

Why Attend?

  • Understand the differences between the various mental health services and resources
  • Learn to ask mental health professionals for and get what your client and their case need
  • Discover key characteristics of a high-quality evaluation

Attorneys request mental health testing, evaluations, and services in cases for many reasons, but often knowing what to ask for and how to ask for it so you get what you and your client need can be difficult. Do you need an evaluation and, if so, what kind? What about therapy? How do various types of therapy differ? Can the same therapist fulfill multiple roles in a case? What questions should you ask of therapists who are testifying outside of their roles and data sets at trial? Are there special concerns for mental health professionals when they work with children or incapacitated individuals as opposed to presumably competent adults? What ethical issues are raised for a mental health professional who is asked by an attorney to support a specific point of view?

During this seminar, you will hear from a psychologist and an attorney who will explain the basic differences between various roles mental health professionals may perform in a legal setting. You will learn what evaluative and therapeutic resources may be available to address the issues in the case. You will leave knowing how to identify and ask for what you need from the mental health expert, what ethical limitations mental health professionals must consider that may prevent them from providing what the attorney wants, and how to help mental health professionals avoid or resolve these potential ethical conflicts.

Also covered will be how HIPAA, informed consent, and the application of the therapist/patient confidentiality doctrine may affect your ability to obtain what you need. You will learn how to discern a high-quality evaluation from a low-quality evaluation, which can be especially useful when mounting a challenge to an unfavorable report. This course will teach you how to work with mental health professionals to increase your effectiveness in getting what you need while building positive and cooperative relationships with mental health professionals so that your cases are more productive and less frustrating for both of you.

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
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Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 29)

9:00 Getting the Right Mental Health Resources for Your Case
10:45 Question-and-Answer Session
11:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (October 13)

9:00 Getting the Right Mental Health Resources for Your Case
10:45 Question-and-Answer Session
11:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Linda M. Ross-Shin, Cedar Law Center, PLC / Virginia Beach
Weare A. Zwemer, Psychological Services of Chesapeake / Chesapeake

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