LIVE: Overview - Trauma and Mental Disability Law

August 3, 2022  |  10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented By Michael Perlin, JD | Heather Ellis Cucolo, JD
Michael Perlin, JD Heather Ellis Cucolo, JD

August 3, 2022
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Pacific

1 Hour | 1 CE

The live professional training program on Overview: Trauma and Mental Disability Law 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.

Intended Audience

This live program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals. (Intended Audience).

Experience Level

This live program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians. (Experience Level).

CE / CPD Credit

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Presented By

Michael Perlin, JD

Michael L. Perlin is Professor of Law Emeritus at New York Law School (NYLS), founding director of NYLS’s Online Mental Disability Law Program, and founding director of NYLS’s International Mental Disability Law Reform Project in its Justice Action Center. He is also the co-founder of Mental Di...

Presented By

Heather Ellis Cucolo, JD

Heather Ellis Cucolo is an adjunct professor in New York Law School’s online mental disability law program, has served as Acting Director of that program, and has contributed to the development of courses within the program as well as assisted in collaboration with Asia-Pacific partners to fost...

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you will be able to:

Describe issues involving trauma-induced mental disabilities, such as PTSD, among others, are dealt with in both civil and criminal courts

Describe unique legal issues presented by stigma and trauma-induced disabilities

Describe vulnerable populations to develop better legal solutions and outcomes

Describe the concepts of therapeutic jurisprudence to address and hopefully reduce stigma


Live Event Policy

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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. Alternately, your registration can be migrated to another live event.

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.

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Program Partner

Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates, LLC

We are proud to partner with Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates, LLC for this training. MDLPA is a boutique educational training company that offers specialized mental disability law consulting, the creation or enhancement of distance learning programs, in-house or online courses, and day or weekend training seminars to reputable organizations, educational institutions, professional groups, and advocacy groups focused on providing advanced knowledge and skills to persons working with marginalized populations.

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