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Mark J. Heyrman : Presentations

“Mental Health Courts in Context,” Justice and Mental Health Workshop at Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts, May 2011

“Recent and Pending Changes to Mental Health law and Policies,” Chicago Bar Association Mental Health and Disability Law Committee, March 2011

“Sorting Out Cause and Effect in the Mental Health System,” Adler School for Professional Psychology, February 2011

“Representing Persons with Mental Illnesses Charged with Crimes,” Office of the Public Defender of Cook County, January 2011

“The Uneasy Case for Requiring Mental Health Court Participants to Take Psychotropic Medicaions,” Grand Rounds at University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry, November 2010

"The Use of Powers of Attorney and other Advance Directives in Mental Health Care," Chicago
Bar Foundation Training Program for Assisting Families with Mental Illness, June 2010

"Changes to Illinois Mental Health Laws," 21st Annual Mental Health and Justice Conference at
Illinois Department of Human Services, June 2010

"Home is a Good Place: Moving People out of Illinois Nursing Homes," Symposium on Mental
Health Treatment in Illinois: Time for a Change, May 2010

"Confidentiality of Mental Health Records," Evanston Hospital Division of Psychology and Social Work, April 2010

"Reaping the Hidden Harvest: Causes for Optimism about the Future of Mental Health Services," Keynote Address at Focus on the Future Symposium at Macon County Mental Health Board, January 2010

“What We Can Learn About Planning a Legal Theory from The Arc of Justice,” Midwest Clinical Teachers Conference, October 2009

“Sorting our Cause and Effect in Our Mental Health System,” Legislative Bootcamp in South Royalton, Vermont, October 2009

“Fixing the Care System for Elderly Persons with Mental Illnesses,” Summit on Mental Health and Aging in Chicago, June 2009

“Making Outpatient Commitment Work in Illinois,” Madden Mental Health Center, June 2009

“The Uneasy Case for Requiring Mental Health Court Participants to Take Psychotropic Medications,” 2nd Annual Mental Health Court Conference, June 2009

“Changes in Mental Health Law and Policy,” NAMI-Dupage, May 2009

“Using the Law to Obtain Treatment,” Illinois State Bar Association Annual Mental Health Law Day, May 2009

“The Future of State Pyschiatric Hospitals in Illinois,” Advocates United, May 2009

“How Much Coercion Should There Be in the Mental Health System,” Pritzker School of Medicine Psychiatric Interest Group, April 2009

“Will the New Commitment Standard Change Anything in Illinois,” 18th Annual Northern Illinois University Law Review Symposium, April 2009

“Insurance Parity for Mental Illnesses,” Symposium of the Action Group on Mental Illness in Singapore, March 2009)

“Fixing the Mental Health System in Illinois,” Adler School of Professional Psychology, March 2009

“Representing and Treating Persons with Mental Illnesses in Criminal Court,” Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice, March 2009

“Mental Health Legislative Update,” Chicago Bar Association Mental Health & Disability Law Committee, February 2009

“Why the Standard for Involuntary Commitment Does Not Matter (Much)” American Psychiatric Association 60th Institute for Psychiatric Services, October 2008
“Recent Changes in Illinois Mental Health Law,” Good Samaritan Hospital, June 2008

“What We Know about Mental Health Court after Ten Years” Keynote Address of First Annual Mental Health Court Conference, June 2008