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Symposium Agenda

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

9:00 AM

Introduction and Welcome:

Fred J. Martin, Jr., Visiting Scholar, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley

9:15 AM- 10:40 AM

Panel 1: Rethinking the Governance of Protections for those with Severe Mental Illness: Why Now?

Has the criminalization and deinstitutionalization of the seriously mentally ill affected the goals of LPS and similar legislation elsewhere?

Moderator: Dr. Peter Whybrow, Judson Braun Distinguished Professor and Executive Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, and Physician-in-Chief of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and Director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Dr. Whybrow will describe serious mental illnesses and current interventions and treatment options.

Dr. Robert Paul Liberman, M.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus, UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Director UCLA Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program.

Pete Earley, author, "Crazy, A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness," a Pulitzer Prize finalist for general nonfiction in 2007.

10:40 AM- 12:00 PM

Panel 2: Emerging Best Practices Inside Criminal Justice

What have been the consequences of criminalization of the mentally ill and how has this led to practice innovations?

Moderator: Jonathan Simon, J.D., PhD, Associate Dean, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, and Professor of Law; Faculty Co-Chair, Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice, University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. His scholarship concerns the role of criminal justice and punishment in modern societies. He will address the governance of persons with mental illness within the criminal justice system, and in jails and prisons.

  • Ursuala Castellano, PhD, Ohio State University
  • The Honorable Stephen Manley, Mental Health Court, Santa Clara County
  • The Honorable Mary Morgan, Behavioral Health Court, City and County of San Francisco.
  • Dr. Robert Okin, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco; recently retired as Chief of Psychiatry, San Francisco General Hospital.

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Lunch (served on premises)

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Keynote Address

Introduction: Jonathan Simon

Paul S. Appelbaum, MD, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine and Law, Director, Division of Psychiatry, Law and Ethics, Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Panel 3: Obstacles to Innovation in the Civil Justice System

What are the obstacles to ensuring care and treatment and the imperatives for changing current practices. What available models best build effective clinical collaboration with civil judges?

Moderator, Dr. James Spar, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

  • Mace Beckson, Director of Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Hospital.
  • Dr. Rod Shaner, Medical Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health.
  • Dr. Bob Weinstock, Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Department of Psychiatry, UCLA.
  • Judge Harold E. Shabo, retired Supervising Judge of the Mental Health Departments of the Superior Court of Los Angeles

3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Panel 4: Going Beyond LPS: Envisioning A New Health Centered Paradigm

Creating a new system to prevent the criminalization of those destabilized by mental illness.

Moderator: John Diaz, Editorial Page Editor of the San Francisco Chronicle

  • Carla Jacobs, founding and current Board Member of Treatment Advocacy Center, Volunteer Executive Director of Planned Life Assistance Network, former Board Member of National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.
  • Stephen Rosenbaum, J.D., M.P.P., Staff Attorney, Protection & Advocacy, Inc. (soon to be renamed Disability Rights California); Lecturer, UC Berkeley, School of Law and Stanford University Law School.
  • Kiyomi Burchill, Staff, California State Senator Darrell Steinberg
  • Richard Vagnossi, Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County