LIVE: Constitutional Criminal Mental Health Law: An Overview

June 12, 2023  |  9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific

Presented By Christopher Slobogin, J.D., LLM
Christopher Slobogin, J.D., LLM

June 12, 2023
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific

4 Hours

$225 Registration | $200 Early Registration (through May 29th)

Christopher Slobogin, J.D., LLM presents a live professional training program on Constitutional Criminal Mental Health Law: An Overview.

This program will cover the crucial legal doctrines that govern forensic practice, including:

  • Constitutional rules and representative statutes concerning the forensic evaluation process
  • Competence to proceed
  • Competence to make decisions in the criminal process (pleading guilty, waiving counsel, waiving the insanity defense)
  • Commitment and treatment of those found incompetent
  • The insanity defense and other psychological defenses
  • Commitment of people found insane
  • Mental disability and the death penalty
  • Sexually violent predator laws
  • Risk assessment

The program will survey all-important Supreme Court opinions and a sampling of state and federal approaches to the issues. Case studies will be reviewed, and their implications for forensic practice.

This program will enable beginning practitioners to understand the legal framework governing their work. It will provide experienced practitioners with a more nuanced understanding of the legal rules they already know.

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals.

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.

CE / CPD Credit

APA, ASWB, CPA, NBCC: Click here for state and other regional board approvals.

Presented By

Christopher Slobogin, J.D., LLM

Christopher Slobogin has authored more than 200 articles, books and chapters on topics relating to mental health law, criminal law and procedure, and evidence. Named director of Vanderbilt Law School’s Criminal Justice Program in 2009, Professor Slobogin is one of the five most cited criminal law an...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe the most important legal rules governing competence, insanity, death penalty, and criminal commitment

Describe the rationales for those rules

Describe the rules for their daily practice

Describe the rules with an eye toward reform


Live Event Policy

Event Communications

Event Communications

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Have a sudden change of plans and are unable to attend live? No worries, you will be given access to the on-demand version of the program once available.

Event Conduct

Event Conduct

Please conduct yourself in a professional manner throughout the event. Our goal is to make this as interactive an experience as possible for all who attend. We reserve the right to remove any participants who are disruptive or who act unprofessionally.

Develop a Specialty Area of Practice

Transforming mental health professionals into experts

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CE Credit

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Convenience & Flexibility

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