20 hours | 20 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on Trauma and Mental Disability Law is presented by Michael L. Perlin, JD, and Heather Ellis Cucolo, JD in partnership with the Mental Disability Law and Policy Associates (MDLPA) This badge-earning program can be shared digitally on platforms like LinkedIn or your resume and counts towards a certificate. Enroll in this program to earn credit towards Mental Disability Law Certificate and share your new digital credentials with prospective employers and colleagues.
This program considers how issues involving trauma-induced mental disabilities (PTSD as an example) are dealt with in civil and criminal courts and other legal areas within the community.
The material is of primary interest to legal practitioners, mental health clinicians, forensic psychologists, other forensic mental health professionals, and disability advocates. In addition, the program includes a review of the policy and legal developments of various issues involving certain marginalized groups and populations, such as children, veterans, those discharged from psychiatric institutions, survivors of domestic abuse, forensic patients, and prison inmates.
The program discusses how we treat trauma-related disabilities in civil and criminal courts, the role of trauma in the legal treatment of people with mental disabilities, the relationship between trauma and disability reduction, and the relationship between stigma and trauma. In addition, the program contextualizes all of these issues through the framework of therapeutic jurisprudence. Finally, it offers various therapeutic intervention points geared towards shifting the relationship between law, trauma, and people with mental disabilities.
This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals
This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe the treatment of trauma-related disabilities in civil and criminal courts
Describe the role of trauma in the legal treatment of people with mental disabilities
Describe the relationship between trauma and disability subordination
Describe how trauma relates to issues of gender, race, youth & violence
Describe the relationship between trauma and issues of sanism and pretextuality
Describe therapeutic jurisprudence concepts to all the underlying issues
Heather Ellis Cucolo, JD
Heather Ellis Cucolo is a Distinguished Adjunct professor of law and the facilitator of the joint JD/MA program with John Jay College of Criminal Justice, at New York Law School (NYLS). She is also an adjunct professor in the JM Program at Emory University School of Law, and a Fellowship faculty mem...
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...
1. Understanding Trauma - Introduction
2. Trauma and Mental Illness
3. Civil Commitment and Institutionalized
4. Professional Roles in the Process that Contribute to Trauma
5. Problem Solving Courts
6. Forensic Mental Health Law Part 1
7. Forensic Mental Health Law Part 2
8. Stigma and Anti-Discriminations Law
9. International and Human Rights Law
10. Therapeutic Jurisprudence
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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.