LEGAL AND ETHICAL DILEMMAS
IN PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH
The field of perinatal mental health may present clinicians with unique legal and ethical dilemmas with an abundance of grey areas to traverse. Concerns about parent, infant and child safety are keenly present for providers supporting families on their reproductive journey. Additionally, ethical dilemmas may arise as clinicians navigate providing equitable care with cultural humility while meeting legal and ethical standards of licensure governing boards.
This 3-part, 3-day continuing education workshop series pairs legal and clinical voices in conversation to help us problem solve these complex and ever-evolving challenges. Topics include: promoting safe boundaries, child abuse and neglect reporting, managing high risk cases and practice risk management, and implicit bias.
June 3, 2021 – 6-8pm PST
The first workshop, “When Criminal Justice Meets Perinatal Mental Health,” brings expert insight from cases of perinatal psychosis and addresses legal responsibilities when working with individuals at risk for committing suicide, infanticide, or other forms of harm to self or other.
June 10, 2021 – 6-8pm PST
The second workshop, “Perinatal Mental Health and the Child Welfare System,” will clarify for clinicians the realities of navigating the child welfare system through an understanding of the systematic process, including an emphasis on the role of the mandated reporter and the impact on the family.
June 17, 2021 – 6-8pm PST
In the final workshop, “Reimagining Ethics in a Decolonized Mental Health Ecosystem,” legal and clinical changemakers will discuss how the mental and medical systems rooted in a history of systemic racism contribute to ethical dilemmas in perinatal mental health care. This conversation reflects one step in the process of striving to co-create a decolonized world – a process in which we give ourselves permission to re-imagine legal and ethical codes rooted in equity and love, and that center the lived experiences of marginalized communities.
Please join us for what is sure to be an informative, interactive and practice transforming series! Register for individual workshops for $40 each or all three workshops at the discounted rate of $100. The full workshop agenda and brochure is forthcoming.
CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE):
Continuing education (CE) for this event is sponsored by Wellnest, formerly Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic. Wellnest is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Wellnest maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course meets criteria for 2 CE credits each, or 6 CE credits total for LMFTs, LPCCs, LCSWs, LEPs, and psychologists through the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in the state of CA. Some other professional licensure boards accept APA-approved CE credit. It is the registrants sole responsibility to check with their licensing board directly to confirm if these CE credits will be approved.
CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION (CME):
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT:
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for either 2 credits per workshop or a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ for all three. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
A certificate of participation will be provided to other health care professionals requesting credits. Participants should ensure in advance that their credentialing or licensing organization accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ by contacting them directly. We are unable to assist in verifying if CME credits will be approved for your license type/state.
***No Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits being offered at this time.***