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The Psyche at Work: Help for Lawyers’ Worries About Employee Mental Disorders, Trauma, and Violence

Location: University of Cincinnati - Tangeman University Center 400 ABC
Date: December 16, 2011
Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
CLE: 7.0 hrs CLE total credit, including 1.0 hr ethics and 1.0 hr. substance abuse.

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This one day CLE workshop focuses on what lawyers can learn from psychiatrists regarding mental health issues in the workplace. Participants will learn how psychiatrists recognize, assess, and treat employee mental disorders, efficient ways to achieve “reasonable accommodations”, strategies for addressing psychological trauma and injury, and essential information for preventing workplace violence. Mental health professionals will provide clinical perspectives on how recent legislative changes in the ADA affect interactions with employers and counsel.

The program will examine ethical issues that arise with awareness of mental health issues, as well as tensions between privacy and confidentiality interests and workplace violence concerns. Participants also learn how a psychiatrist sees signs of substance abuse in the work place and its potential impact on workplace safety.