Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in PMH Day 1: When Criminal Justice Meets Perinatal Mental Health


Description
Featuring Diana Barnes, PsyD, LMFT, PMH-C & George Parnham, JD

The first workshop hosted on June 3, 2021 brought expert insight from cases of perinatal psychosis and addressed legal responsibilities when working with individuals at risk for committing suicide, infanticide, or other forms of harm to self or others. Based in her experience as a forensic psychologist, Dr. Diana Barnes shared her knowledge as an expert witness in a number of cases of postpartum psychosis and pregnancy denial. She and George Parnham explored the intersection of the criminal justice system and implications when psychological conditions lead to the unthinkable.

While postpartum psychosis is rare, when it does happen, there are significant dangers including elevated risk for suicide and infanticide. This workshop reviewed how to recognize signs of severe distress, warning signs for psychosis and how to implement safety measures for the family. Presenters also spoke to what happens when the legal system is involved and advocacy efforts to integrate a psychological
understanding within the criminal justice system.

Objectives:
1) Identify four symptoms of perinatal psychosis.
2) List three risk factors to child endangerment related to perinatal
mental health.
3) Identify two ways clinicians may assist families in establishing safety.
4) Discuss how the legal system views mental health in the perinatal
period.

CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) 2 credits approved:

Continuing education for Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health is sponsored by Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW. Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Community Partners FBO Maternal Mental Health NOW maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets criteria for 2 continuing education credits for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, LEPs, and psychologists through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in the state of CA. If you hold a license not listed here or are licensed outside of the state of California, please check with your licensing board directly to confirm that these CE credits will be accepted. We are unable to assist in verifying if CE credits will be approved for your license type/state outside of California.

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME):

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for 2 credits per workshop or a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for all three. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NON-PHYSICIAN ATTENDANCE
A certificate of participation will be provided to other health care professionals requesting credits. Participants should ensure in advance that their credentialing or licensing organization accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by contacting them directly. We are unable to assist in verifying if CME credits will be approved for your license type/state.
Content
  • Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Part 1
  • Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Part 1 Webinar Recording
  • Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Part 1 Assessment
  • Evaluation for Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Part 1
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed