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PSI Expert Witness Course

July 12 
Perinatal Mental Health and Criminal Justice
Expert Witness Course
(additional fee required, this session will not be recorded)

George Parnham, Guy Smith, Margaret Spinelli, Diana Lynn Barnes
Moderators: Tiffany Ross, Gina Wong

The Maternal Mental Health Expert Witness Course is presented by a panel of legal and clinical experts in the field of maternal mental illness and the law. The seminar is designed to increase the competence and proficiency of clinical professionals in preparation for the role of expert witness in the criminal justice system, using practical, evidence-based, and case-based information. The seminar lead faculty is criminal defense attorney George Parnham, JD, expert on the defense of individuals with mental illness and a passionate advocate for legal reform of their treatment in the criminal justice system. Prerequisite is completion of advanced perinatal mental health clinical training and practice experience.

By the end of the program, participants will be able to…

  1. List three common types of maternal mental illness cases in criminal justice
  2. Describe best practices for client assessment and evaluation procedures
  3. Describe best practices to prepare as an expert witness


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