Law and Mental Health

CLI MH520 - Law and Mental Health

Credits: 2

This course provides a basic conceptual understanding of the interface between the legal and mental health systems, highlighting both existing problem areas and potential methods for more constructive interdisciplinary interaction. After an introduction to the legal system, the training of lawyers and the problems of interdisciplinary communication, the course explores interface issues through commitment, right to treatment, right to refuse and deinstitutionalization.