Workshop: Overview Trauma and Mental Disability Law

August 3, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific
Online
1 Hour | 1 CE
 
 
The live professional training program is presented by Michael L. Perlin, JD, and Heather Ellis Cucolo in partnership with Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates.
 
Trauma pervades almost every area of mental disability law. This discussion will cover several primary themes of interest to legal practitioners, mental health clinicians, and disability advocates. These include the treatment of trauma-related disabilities in criminal courts, the role of trauma in the legal process for persons with mental disabilities, and the relationship between trauma and disability subordination.
 
In this context, it is necessary to understand how we treat trauma-related disabilities in criminal courts, the role of trauma in the legal treatment of people with mental disabilities, the relationship between trauma and disability-focused stigma, and the application of concepts of therapeutic jurisprudence as means of reducing stigma in this context.
 
This program will also touch upon the possible policy, legal, and therapeutic points of intervention, geared toward shifting the relationship between law, trauma, and persons with mental disabilities, with a special focus on the relationship between trauma and incompetency, insanity, and sentencing.