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8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Benjamin E. Wecht, M.A.
Philip P. Reeder, Ph.D.
Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.
President Kenneth G. Gormley
9:00 a.m. Twisted Cases, Mental States and Legal Posers Katherine Ramsland, PhD
10:00 a.m. Dealing with the Disproportionate Number of Incarcerated Individuals with Mental Illness Edward Mulvey, PhD
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. The Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act The Honorable Tim Murphy
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Psychiatric Diagnoses and Their Relationship to Affirmative Defenses Bruce Wright, MD
2:15 p.m. Addressing Individuals with Autism in the Juvenile Justice System Tammy Hughes, PhD
Jesse A. Torisky, Esq.
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Suicide, Homicide and the Duty to Warn Kathleen Sekula, PhD, APRN
4:30 p.m. Adjournment


8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions Benjamin E. Wecht, MA
9:00 a.m. Mental Healthcare Needs of Incarcerated Women Alison M. Colbert. PhD, PHCNS‐BC
10:00 a.m. Seeing Voices: Potential Neuroscience Contributions to a Reconstruction of Legal Insanity Jane Campbell Moriarty, JD
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. Investor Competency, the Vulnerable Elder and Adapting Forensic Psychiatry to Resolving Mystery Michael Welner, MD
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Mental Illness and Gun Violence: Beyond the Media Spotlight Allan Pass, PhD
2:15 p.m. The Ins and Outs of Mental Health Expert Examination William Caye, Esq.
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. The Role of Mental Health and Veterans Courts in Adjudicating Cases Involving Mentally Ill Defendants The Honorable Beth Lazzara
The Honorable John Zottola
3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion:
Adjudicating Cases Involving Defendants with Mental Illnesses
Patricia Valentine, MS
Debra Barnisin‐Lange, Esq.
Anthony Duckett
Daniel Kunz, Esq.
Paul Nussbaum, Ph.D.
Judge Lazzara
Judge Zottola
4:30 p.m. Adjournment

This program is co-sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and Duquesne University's Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education credit for psychologists. Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program is being offered for 6.0 continuing education credits each day for a total of 12 credits. Please note that these credits are available via ONSITE attendance only.