Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

30th Annual Judges and Attorneys Substance Abuse and Ethics Seminar

30th Annual Judges and Attorneys Substance Abuse and Ethics Seminar



December 6, 2013

 MUSC Institute of Psychiatry Auditorium / 67 President Street / Charleston, SC 29425

Presented by the MUSC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Co-Sponsored by the South Carolina Bar Lawyers Helping Lawyers Program
Co-Sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS FILLED. TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST, PLEASE CALL (843) 792-0343.

Conference Overview  |  Conference Faculty  |  Conference Itinerary  |  Course Objectives  |  Conference Location

Registration  |  Parking  |  Credit Designation  |  Historic Charleston  |  Accommodations

Conference Overview

This one-day seminar brings together some of the best scientific and legal minds in our state to present the latest information available on substance abuse and related mental health problems and how the legal system deals with them.  Our goal is to provide the attendees with information to help both personally and professionally in dealing with the difficult issues of alcohol and drug abuse.  The planning committee reviewed comments from participants attendings over the past years and looked at issues that are prominent across our country today to help decide the topics for this year's seminar.

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Conference Faculty

Capers G. Barr, III, Esq.
Barr, Unger & McIntosh, LLC

Mark Binkley, Esq.
General Counsel
South Carolina Department of Mental Health

R. Gregg Dwyer, MD, EdD
Associate Professor
Director, Community and Public Safety Psychiatry Division
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

Honorable Jack I. Guedalia
Associate Judge of Probate
Charleston County

Eric Johnsen, Esq.

William H. Jordan, Esq.

Susan C. Knight, PhD, ABPP
Board Certified Forensic Psychologist
Applied Psychological Services, LLC
Charleston, South Carolina

Viktoriya Magid, PhD
Assistant Professor
Director of Adolescent Services
Center for Drug and Alcohol Programs
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

John H. Magill
Director, South Carolina Department of Mental Health
Chair, Judges and Attorneys Substance Abuse and Ethics Seminar

Beth Padgett, MEd, MA

Helen Pridgen

Jennifer Roberts, LPC

Dennis Smith, Esq.

Suzanne Thomas, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Medical University of South Carolina

J. Robert Turnbull, Jr., Esq.
Program Director, Lawyers Helping Lawyers
South Carolina Bar

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Conference Itinerary
Friday, December 6, 2013
7:45 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:25 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
John H. Magill
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Neurobiology of Stress and Addiction
Suzanne Thomas, PhD
Moderator: John H. Magill
9:30 a.m. - 9:40 a.m.Break
9:40 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Mental Illness, Schools and Gun Violence
Jennifer Roberts, LPC
Moderator: Mark Binkley, Esq.

11:10 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.Break
11:20 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Lawyers Helping Lawyers Panel
Eric Johnsen, Esq., William H. Jorden, Esq., Beth Padgett, MEd, MA, & Helen Pridgen
Moderator: J. Robert Turnbull, Jr., Esq.

12:35 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.Lunch Break
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.Ethical Considerations in the Use of Forensic Evaluations
Susan C. Knight, PhD, ABPP
Moderator: Capers Barr, III, Esq.
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.Break
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.Interpersonal Violence Cases: Stress Prevention and Management for Attorneys
R. Gregg Dwyer, ME, EdD
Moderator: Dennis Smith, Esq.
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Adolescent Substance Use: What It Is and What To Do
Viktoriya Magid, PhD
Moderator: Judge Jack I. Geudalia
3:45 p.m.Closing Remarks & Adjourn

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Course Objectives

At the completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the brain changes that occur in addiction and how these influence motivation and behavior.
  • Discuss the primary elements the brain needs to begin and maintain the recovery process.
  • Identify at least two ethical considerations in the use of Competency to Stand Trial evaluations and Criminal Responsibility evaluations at trial.
  • Identify and understand federal and state landmark case law guiding the use of forensic psychiatric evaluations at trial.
  • Define stress and identify stress reactions.
  • Identify and employ stress management and prevention strategies.
  • Know when and how to seek additional services.
  • Know why adolescents are most vulnerable.
  • Recognize adolescent-specific substances.
  • Understand importance of prevention and know treatment options.

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Conference Location

Institute of Psychiatry Auditorium
Medical University of South Carolina
67 President Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29425

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Registration

Registration fee for this event is $150.00. Fee includes conference materials, credit processing, breakfast, lunch, and breaks, and certificate of attendance.

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS FILLED. TO BE ADDED TO THE WAIT LIST, PLEASE CALL (843) 792-0343.

Cancellations received after December 3 are subject to a $35 administrative fee. If you do not receive a confirmation within two weeks of registering, please contact Caitlin Norfleet at (843) 792-0175 to confirm registration. Registrations are transferable from one registrant to another. Refunds will not be issued after the conference.

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Parking

Please plan to arrive early.  Traffic into Charleston during rush hour can be extremely congested and parking around MUSC is limited.  It is strongly recommended that you carpool if possible.  Parking fees are included in the cost of registration and instructions for parking will be included in the confirmation letter sent to attendees through e-mail.

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Credit Designation

The Supreme Court of South Carolina Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization will approve 6.0 CLE credits which includes 4.0 hour ethics credit and 3.25 hours substance abuse/mental health credit.

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Historic Charleston
Charleston CVB
www.charlestoncvb.com
(843) 853-8000
Charleston Chamber of Commerce
www.charlestonchamber.net
(843) 577-2510

Charleston is a place where sand castles are built across the harbor from historic forts, where children ride scooters down 300-year-old streets, and where you can see modern theater in America’s oldest playhouse. Less than 15 miles away, you can stroll the gardens of the beautiful plantations, bask in the sun on wide sandy beaches, sail, play golf, tennis or ride bikes on a luxurious island resort.

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Accommodations
Listed below are hotel options in the downtown area only minutes away from MUSC and Historic Charleston.
Charleston Place Hotel
(800) 831-3490
www.charlestonplacehotel.com
Courtyard by Marriott
(843) 722-7229
www.courtyard.com
Double Tree Guest Suites
(843) 577-2644
www.charlestondoubletree.com
Charleston Marriott
(843) 723-3000
www.marriott.com
Embassy Suites
(843) 723-6900
www.embassysuites.com
Francis Marion Hotel
(843) 722-0600
www.francismarioncharleston.com

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Questions?  Contact Caitlin Norfleet
norfleet@musc.edu or (843) 792-0175
Presented by the Medical University of South Carolina Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

 
 
 

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