Mental Health Law CPD – Overview
Mental Health Law is concerned with and governs those individuals diagnosed as suffering from mental illness, as well as those charged with their care. Mental Health legislation is generally used where an individual is unable to act in a legally competent manner, such as those suffering from dementia, psychosis and developmental disabilities.
Lawyers working in the area of mental health law need to aware of how capacity assessments should be conducted and the rights associated with vulnerable adults. CPD training in the area of mental health law is crucial for practitioners who want to stay informed on the key issues in this highly sensitive and complex area of law. A number of course examples have been provided below to give you an idea of what is available from the top CPD course providers in the UK.
CPD Training in Mental Health Law – Course Information
Capacity Assessment - Case Law and Difficult Issues – Webinar – CPD hours 1.5
Capacity assessments for the elderly, the vulnerable and the disabled are governed by the Mental Capacity Act 2005, which contains a clarification of good practice. This webinar highlights some of the issues arising from the act and examines the codification of many common law principles.
Mental Health Law CPD webinars on this subject will typically cover:
• the fundamentals of good mental health assessment, as well as when a person is ‘vulnerable’ but not actually incapacitated
• what the state of ‘fluctuating capacity’ is and how this state of mind as a concept can be applied to individual cases, and
• the grey area where lack of wisdom merges into lack of capacity and how best to resolve capacity disputes before the courts
Mental Health Review Tribunal Panel Course – CPD hours 12
This two day Mental Health Law CPD course is a requirement for if you are seeking membership of the Mental Health Tribunal Panel. It has been approved by the Law Society and takes an in-depth look into this complex but interesting field of practice.
Contents covered include a full examination of mental health law, which includes such topics as statutes and statutory guidance, case law as well as MHRT origins and the related procedures. It also provides an overview of the main types of psychiatric disorders and the statutory definitions with an explanation of the changes effected by the Mental Health Act 2007.
The law relating to detained patients and admissions to hospital are also covered as well as the role of the nearest relative in cases where a person is subject to treatment under the Mental Health Act.
Care in the community is also considered along with tribunal hearings and applications.
The course comprises of:
• group work
• case studies, and
• concludes with you taking part in a Mock Tribunal
Finding the right selection of accredited CPD courses that direct your career progression as well as satisfy mandatory CPD annual training hours is crucial to your professional development. Lawtraining.co.uk provides access to a wide range of mental health CPD course providers in the UK.