Join OC-CAMFT for our
Mental Illness & Addiction -Helping Families and Loved Ones: A Lawyer's Perspective with Lee Blumen, J.D., Esq.
Date: September, 16th 2016
Check-in: Begins at 11 am
Luncheon: 11:00 to 1:30
Location: Maggiano's Little Italy, 3333 Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, CAEarn 1 CEU (CAMFT CE #59405)
A presentation by prominent Orange County attorney, Lee Blumen, Esq., whose practice exclusively focuses providing legal representation and mental health advocacy where there is on-going conflict, family safety concerns or criminal charges as a result of someone suffering from an untreated mental illness, substance abuse disorder, and/or co-occurring disorders.
The presentation will include concrete examples of how the legal justice system works (and sometimes doesn’t work), ranging from police encounters, CAT/PERT Team evaluations, involuntary detention evaluations and decisions, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (Laura’s Law), LPS and Probate conservatorships, criminal matters, and Community Court alternatives (mental health, drug & DUI programs).
The cases range from clients and families who have never been in the legal system (but are struggling with family conflicts), to those families entrenched within a flawed system and seeking expert advice.
There will be many opportunities for questions and answers and a dialogue with those in attendance.
- Educate mental health professionals on the role of the legal justice system with respect to individuals suffering from mental health issues, addictive disorders, and/or co-occurring disorders, including explaining the role of specialty courts and the availability of community resources to assist this population.
- Educate mental health professionals on how best to assist and provide guidance to clientswho are involved in the legal system, ranging law enforcement encounters, involuntary detentions and commitments, proposed conservatorships, allegations of elder abuse, and court-ordered DUI, Drug and/or Mental Health treatment programs.
- Examine and Discuss identifying and addressing stigma and bias both in the legal justice system and community at large as to individuals suffering from mental illness, addictive disorders, and/or co-occurring disorders.
- Create a dialogue and better understanding as to the role of legal professionals and mental health professionals in the legal justice system.
- Encourage participation in the legal justice system by members of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.
OC CAMFT Luncheon Price:
OC-CAMFT Members - $32
OC CAMFT Guests - $37
Deadline to pre-register is Sept 14th!
Walk-ins - $45
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- Course meets the qualifications for 1 hour of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
- Orange County Chapter of CAMFT is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (Provider #59405) to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs. Orange County Chapter of CAMFT maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
Orange County attorney, Lee Blumen, Esq., exclusively focuses on providing legal representation and mental health advocacy where there is on-going conflict, family safety concerns or criminal charges as a result of someone suffering from an untreated mental illness, substance abuse disorder, and/or co-occurring disorders. Mr. Blumen represents individuals in need of treatment in lieu of incarceration, and also families who need advice and guidance on what legally can be done regarding on-going conflicts and family safety concerns, when a family member or friend is unwilling or unable to help him or herself.
Mr. Blumen has tried more than 50 jury trials, successfully defending life cases, other serious felonies, and clients with severe mental illnesses. He was an Orange County public defender for 26 years, where he supervised and trained attorneys in representing clients suffering from mental illness, addiction, and other disabilities. He is an instructor at the University of California, Irvine – Extension, and holds memberships in the California Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, South Orange County Bar Association, and California Public Defenders Association. He is a certified mediator, and admitted to practice law in California and Tennessee.