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Clinical Grand Rounds February 14, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm WPIC Auditorium

Mental Disorder and Violence:
Research, Practice, and Policy Issues

The link between mental illness and violence has received considerable attention recently. There have been calls for broad policy reforms as well as reforms in practices of mental health professionals who are charged with managing such individuals.  This presentation will review the available research information about the link between mental illness and violence and relate these research findings to proposed changes in policy and practice.

Presenters:

Edward Mulvey, PhD
Professor of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Director, Law and Psychiatry Program
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC

 

 

 

Dr. Mulvey was appionted to the faculty at the University of Pittsburgh in 1983.  He has been the principal investigator on several federally funded research projects, served on two MacArthur Foundation Research Networks (one on Mental Health and the Law and another on Adolescent Development and Juvenile Justice).  Dr. Mulvey is currently a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Office of Justice Programs of the Department of Justice and the National Academy of Science Committee on Implementing a Developmental Approach to Juvenile Justice.  Dr. Mulvey has conducted numerous research studies on the relation of mental illness and violence and development in serious adolescent offenders, as well as advising agencies on improving practice regarding risk assessment and the provision of services for potentially violent individuals. 

 

Jack Rozel, MD, MSL
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry 
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 
Medical Director, re:Solve Crisis Network
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC 

 

 

 

Dr. Rozel is a practicing psychiatrist with interests in emergency psychiatry and mental health law.  He earned his medical degree at Brown University and completed his general child and forensic residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC.  In additon to his teaching and clinical duties, Dr. Rozel also serves on the Pennsylvania Mental Health and Justice Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

Learning Objectives:  At the conclusion of this lecture attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence of violence in individuals with mental disorders
  2. Understand the factors with demonstrated associations with violence by individuals with mental disorders
  3. Identify the supporting knowledge behind particular proposed reforms and the empirical knowledge that is in opposition to certain proposed reforms or practices

Sponsored by Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic,
the Office of Clinical Affairs of WPIC and the
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 

Continuing Education Credit: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded .15 continuing education units (CEUs), which are equal to 1.5 contact hours. In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials which will be distributed at the time of the conference.  WPIC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists.  WPIC maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.  This program is being offered for 1.5 continuing education credits.

Please indicate any personal accommodations you may need for this Clinical Grand Round such as sign language interpreter, large print conference materials, Braille Conference materials, accessible parking.  Please contact Ann 412-246-6608 before the Clinical Grand Round should you need accommodations.

Faculty Disclosure:  In accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education requirements on disclosure, information about relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials available at the time of the conference.

For more information regarding this Clinical Grand Rounds, please contact Ann Lauth at lautha@upmc.edu.