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NZ Conference: Mental Health and the Law

Anna De Jonge of the Patients Rights Advocacy (Waikato Inc) advises:

Our next education day will be Sunday 17 August, 2008.
at the Hamilton Garden, Cobham Drive Hamilton. Starting at 9.30 am.

We are showing International Center for the Study of Psychiatry and Psychology Conference,
“The Conscience of Psychiatry” DVDs 2006 –

Mental Health and the Law.

* The Law and Psychiatric Drugs:
Strengths, Weaknesses, and Experience, Graham Dukes, MD .

Graham Dukes, M.D., L.L.M., of Oslo, Norway is the author, editor or co-author of ten principle books, including The Law and Ethics of the Pharmaceutical Industry, and has some 270 publications on national and international health and drug policies and pricing in the scientific, medical and legal literature He has numerous appointments, including being the Senior Consultant on Drug Policy for The World Bank Dr. Dukes will be speaking on "Pharmaceuticals and Drug Policy."

* International Human Rights and Civil Disability Cases.
Michael Perlin, J.D.

Michael Perlin, JD, New York Law School professor and author of The Hidden Prejudice : Mental Disability on Trial, fourteen other books, and well over 175 scholarly articles on all aspects of mental health law. Professor Perlin will be speaking on "International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: The Universal Factors."

* Medication Spellbinding, Iatrogenic Anosognosia:
A New Concept. Peter Breggin, MD.

Peter Breggin, M.D, Founder of ICSPP , noted author of numerous scientific publications including Toxic Psychiatry and Talking Back to Prozac, will be speaking on "Medication Spellbinding Iatrogenic Anosognosia: A New Concept."

Lunch 12.15 – 12.45

* What Happens When the 1st Amendment
Butts Heads with Special Interests. Stefan Kruszewski, MD.

Stefan P Kruszewski M.D., psychiatrist of conscience, was fired by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Program Integrity after uncovering fiscal and pharmaceutical corruption and patient abuse, resulting in grievous harm to children and adults , including multiple deaths. Dr. Kruszewski’s topic is "What happens when the 1st Amendment butts heads with Special Interests."

* SSRIs, Akathisia, and Suicidality: The History of the FDA’s 2005.
Black Box Warning on Antidepressant-Induced Suicidality.
Joseph Glenmullen, MD.

Joseph Glenmullen, M.D., of Harvard Medical School, and author of Prozac Backlash and The Antidepressant Solution will speak on "SSRIs, Akathisia, and Suicidality: The History of the FDA’s 2005 Black Box Warning on Antidepressant-Induced Suicidality."

* A Coordinated Campaign to Success fully
Change the Mental Health System. James Gottstein, J.D.

Jim Gottstein, JD, President and CEO of the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights), recently won the landmark Myers Alaska Supreme Court case which declared Alaska’s forced drugging regime unconstitutional, including that forced psychiatric drugging is unconstitutional if there is a less intrusive alternative. PsychRights’ mission is to mount a strategic legal campaign against court ordered psychiatric drugging and Mr. Gottstein will be speaking on "A Coordinated Campaign To Successfully Change the Mental Illness System."

3.15 – 3.35 Afternoon tea

* Parens Patriae, Parens Inscius:
Beware the Dangers of the Incompetent State. Grace Jackson, MD.

Grace Jackson, M.D., author of Rethinking Psychiatric Drugs: A Guide to Informed Consent and psychiatrist of conscience. Dr. Jackson will be speaking on "Parens patriae, parens inscius: Beware the Dangers of the Incompetent State."

* Human Rights and People with Mental
Health Disabilities: The Issue of Capacity. Robert Dinerstein, J.D .

Robert Dinerstein, JD, professor of law at co-host American University’s Washington College of Law, specializing in the Americans with Disabilities Act and the rights of people labeled with mental illness, disability laws in general, homelessness, civil rights, criminal justice, and lawyer-client issues.

Registration $20.- morning, afternoon tea and lunch available.

You should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly.

Looking forward to your reply.
Anna de Jonge and team
Patients Rights Advocate
65 Tawa Street Hamilton Ph:07 843 5837
email:<rens.dej@clear.net.nz>
Web site https://prawi.sartorelli.gen.nz

MENTAL HEALTH AND THE LAW will focus on the real-life intersection between mental health and the law.

Thomas Bratter, Ed.D., Founder, President, and Primary Clinician of the John
Dewey Academy
has over twenty years of practical and teaching experience and
published more than 150 articles and four books on treatment and education
of bright, oppositional, self-destructive, often drug dependent adolescents.

Karen Effrem, M.D., will be speaking on "The Origins and Dangers of Child
Mental Health Screening."
The rights of children and adults will be presented as well as
how these rights are honored or dishonored in practice.

The role of science is included in the curriculum as is the role of
alternatives to the traditional, coercive interventions against those
diagnosed with mental illness.

There will also be a two-session program on risk management and privacy for
psychotherapists/counselors who work without drugging patients/clients:

Susan Stefan, JD, former professor at University of Miami School of Law and author of Unequal Rights: Discrimination against People with Mental Disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act and Hollow Promises: Employment Discrimination Against People with Mental Disabilities, as well as numerous articles and chapters on mental health law and disability law. Ms. Stefan will be speaking on "Evolving Legal Views of Psychiatric Evidence."

Lawyers Panel on "Prescription Drugs: Civil and Criminal Liability Cases and
Concepts." High-powered litigation lawyers, Andy Vickery, Don Farber, Michael Mosher and Derek Braslow join Dr. Breggin in a panel discussion of the concepts behind prescription drug litigation and how they have played out in specific important cases.

REGISTRATION FORM

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Mail your registration form with payment to:
PRAWI 65 Tawa Street
Hamilton
Ph: 07 843 5837
email:<rens.dej@clear.net.nz>
Web site
https://prawi.sartorelli.gen.nz



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