Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health 3 Day Workshop Series


Description
The field of perinatal mental health may present clinicians with unique legal and ethical dilemmas with an abundance of grey areas to traverse. Concerns about parent, infant and child safety are keenly present for providers supporting families on their reproductive journey. Additionally, ethical dilemmas may arise as clinicians navigate providing equitable care with cultural humility while meeting legal and ethical standards of licensure governing boards.

For full workshop detail including full workshop description and objectives, please see the conference brochure here:
https://www.maternalmentalhealthnow.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/MMHN-LEConf-2021-brochure-web3.pdf

RECORDING – Workshop 1 – “When Criminal Justice Meets Perinatal Mental Health”

The first workshop hosted live 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.

RECORDING – Workshop 2 – “Perinatal Mental Health and the Child Welfare System”

The second workshop hosted live on June 10, 2021, co-facilitated by Dr. Patrisha Taylor and Naomi
Cohen, clarified for clinicians the realities of navigating the child welfare system through an understanding of the systematic process, including an emphasis on the role of the mandated reporter and the impact on the family. Though protocols vary per county, city, and state, the impact of child welfare involvement is likely to create a ripple effect from the immediate family to the larger society. Through collaboration between systems of legal and social services, cases of child abuse and neglect were explored.

RECORDING – Workshop 3 – “Reimagining Ethics in a Decolonized Mental Health Ecosystem”

In this workshop hosted live on June 17, 2021, legal and clinical changemakers Brietta Clark and Thea
Monyeé will held a conversation to reflect on one step in the process of striving to co-create a decolonized world. In healthcare, ethics and law are viewed as important tools for promoting equity, dignity, and patient autonomy. Yet, ethical and legal rules are the product of the same social, economic, political, and legal forces that have allowed structural racism, reproductive injustice, and other forms of discrimination to shape society. Indeed, such rules have often operated as dangerous weapons that disempower and subordinate the very people they claim to protect – health practitioners and patients.

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Access an on-demand recording of this informative, interactive and practice transforming series! Purchase individual workshops for $40 each or all three workshops at the discounted rate of $100. Recording access will be available until December 31st, 2021.

CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE):

Continuing education (CE) for this event is sponsored by Wellnest, formerly Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic. Wellnest is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Wellnest maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets criteria for 2 CE credits each, or 6 CE credits total for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, LEPs, and psychologists through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in the state of CA. Some other professional licensure boards accept APA-approved CE credit. It is the registrant’s sole responsibility to check with their licensing board directly to confirm if these CE credits will be approved.

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 either 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
  • Day 1: When Criminal Justice Meets Perinatal Mental Health
  • Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Day 1
  • Assessment - Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Day 1
  • Evaluation for Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Day 1
  • Day 2: Perinatal Mental Health and the Child Welfare System
  • Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Day 2
  • Assessment - Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Day 2
  • Evaluation - Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Day 2
  • Day 3: Reimagining Ethics in a Decolonized Ecosystem
  • Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Day 3
  • Assessment - Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Day 3
  • Evaluation - Legal and Ethical Dilemmas in Perinatal Mental Health Day 3
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed