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How to Effectively Deal with Mental Health and Substance Abuse for Lawyers

Live Webcast Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)
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Add Reminder to My Calendar 05/23/2019 11:00 am 05/23/2019 2:00 pm America/New_York The Knowledge Group Webinar: How to Effectively Deal with Mental Health and Substance Abuse for Lawyers The event starts in an hour. If you have not registered, please go to the link below to sign up today.https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/checkout/?add-to-cart=138317\r\n Mental health plays a vital role in the well-being of lawyers. However, due to extensive workloads, client demands, and toxic working environment, they become prone to chronic stress, anxiety, and depression which may put their mental health at stake. Recent studies show a significant percentage of lawyers who are suffering from mental health problems and are exposed to substance abuse. \n \nThe prevalence of these issues in the legal industry has never been more alarming. Hence, it is crucial to properly acknowledge and address mental health issues by utilizing various risk mitigation strategies, geared towards improving attorney wellness. \n \nListen as a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group presents an in-depth discussion of the prevalence of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse among lawyers. Speakers will dig deeper as they discuss the implications of these issues for the future of the legal profession. They will also offer best practices and risk mitigation strategies to minimize mental health issues and substance abuse in the legal industry. \n \nKey issues covered in this course are: \n \n \n Mental Health and Substance Abuse Among Attorneys: Overview and Statistics \n Implications for the Legal Industry \n Addressing Challenges \n Risk Mitigation Strategies \n What Lies Ahead \n https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/mental-health-and-substance-abuse-for-lawyers/

Online CLE Mental Health

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Mental Health Webinar. Mental health plays a vital role in the well-being of lawyers. However, due to extensive workloads, client demands, and toxic working environment, they become prone to chronic stress, anxiety, and depression which may put their mental health at stake. Recent studies show a significant percentage of lawyers who are suffering from mental health problems and are exposed to substance abuse.

The prevalence of these issues in the legal industry has never been more alarming. Hence, it is crucial to properly acknowledge and address mental health issues by utilizing various risk mitigation strategies, geared towards improving attorney wellness.

Listen as a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group presents an in-depth discussion of the prevalence of anxiety, depression, and substance abuse among lawyers. Speakers will dig deeper as they discuss the implications of these issues for the future of the legal profession. They will also offer best practices and risk mitigation strategies to minimize mental health issues and substance abuse in the legal industry.

Key issues covered in this course are:

  • Mental Health and Substance Abuse Among Attorneys: Overview and Statistics
  • Implications for the Legal Industry
  • Addressing Challenges
  • Risk Mitigation Strategies
  • What Lies Ahead

Who Should Attend

  • Health Care Organizations
  • Health Care Providers
  • Health Care Enforcement Agencies
  • Health Care Advisers and Counsel
  • Health Care Firms
  • Health Care Law Attorneys
  • Medical and Pharma Lawyers
  • Medical Directors
  • Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations

Faculty

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Link Christin
Executive Director of the Legal Professionals Program
Caron Treatment Centers
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Doris Gundersen, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
University of Colorado School of Medicine
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Terry Harrell
Executive Director
Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program

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Online CLE Mental Health

Link Christin, Executive Director of the Legal Professionals Program
Caron Treatment Centers

Doris Gundersen, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor, Psychiatry
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Terry Harrell, Executive Director
Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program

Online CLE Mental Health

Online CLE Mental Health

Link ChristinExecutive Director of the Legal Professionals ProgramCaron Treatment Centers

Mr. Christin brings a lifetime of experience to his role as Executive Director of the Legal Professionals Program at Caron Treatment Centers. As an attorney, licensed and board-certified drug and addiction counselor, therapist, speaker, and author, he has focused for the last seven years exclusively on the treatment of impaired legal professionals in both residential and outpatient settings.

He has launched and managed this national program for lawyers, judges, law students, and paralegals who are in residential treatment. This specialty offering provides education and clinical engagement from pre entry through continuing care. He and his team provide significant and tangible counseling and resources to these professionals multiple times per week while the patients engage in the world-class services and programs at Caron.

Mr. Christin previously practiced law for more than 25 years and was a civil trial lawyer and a partner in two law firms in Pittsburgh, PA. After serving as the Administrator of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law he transitioned to a second career, obtaining his Master’s in Addiction Counseling from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. At that time he founded and directed the first national legal professionals program of its kind at Hazelden Betty Ford, and after more than four years created and served as CEO for Heightened Performance LLC, a behavioral consulting firm for lawyers.

During this time he was an Adjunct Professor at the William Mitchell School of Law, as well as an Assistant Professor at the Hazelden Betty Ford School of Addiction Studies. He was recently appointed as a Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Substance Use Disorder Task Force.

Finally, Mr. Christin continues to speak and write nationally about behavioral health subjects relating to lawyers and law firms, addiction, depression, stress, anxiety, work/life balance, wellness, and re-igniting professional passion. His most recent article “Confronting Addiction in the Law Firm” was the cover story of Legal Management Magazine’s March 2017 issue.

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Doris Gundersen, MDAssistant Clinical Professor, PsychiatryUniversity of Colorado School of Medicine

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Terry HarrellExecutive DirectorIndiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program

Terry L. Harrell completed her law degree at Maurer School of Law and her Master of Social Work Degree (MSW) at Indiana University. Terry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC) in Indiana and has a nationally recognized Master Addictions Counselor certification from NAADAC.  Terry has been with the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) since 2000 and became the Executive Director in 2002. Locally, Terry is active with the Indiana State Bar Association and is a Fellow of the Indiana Bar Foundation. From 2014-2017 she served as Chair of the American Bar Association's Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs.  She is currently the Chair of the ABA Working Group to Advance Well-Being in the Legal Profession and serves on the ABA National Task Force on Lawyer Well Being.  For her own well-being Terry enjoys walking, running, and spending time with her therapy dog, Gus.

Online CLE Mental Health

Course Level:
   Intermediate

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   Live Webcast

Prerequisite:
   NONE

Course Code:
   148371

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Ethics/Professionalism

Total Credits:
   2.0 CLE

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The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

For nearly 60 years as a not-for-profit treatment provider, Caron Treatment Centers has transformed the lives of thousands impacted by addiction and substance use through proven, comprehensive and personalized behavioral healthcare solutions.

Caron delivers evidence-based, gender-specific programming while treating patients and families with the respect and compassion they deserve. Caron’s goal is to ease the pain of individuals and families impacted by addiction by restoring health, hope, spirituality and relationships, ultimately preparing them for lifelong recovery.

Website: https://www.caron.org/

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