Below you can see all upcoming meetings or relevant agenda items. All items will be moved to the Past Meetings section of the website one day after the date they are scheduled for.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Presenter: Dr. David Benjamin
Title: The Heroin/Opioid Crisis
Details: In 1971, I took an external rotation in Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF and became friendly with Dr. EL Way, an internationally-known morphine investigator. I became so fascinated with opioids that I did my oral comprehensives for my PhD on the Mechanism of Action of Opioids and have been studying them for more than 40 years. I am pleased to be able to talk about heroin (opioids) at our PIPATL meeting. Madonna once quoted another notable who said, "Have something to say and say it as well as it can be said." That`s what I hope to do.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Presenter: Dr. Michael Lamport Commons
Title: DNA Sequences of “Smarts” and 6 Factors of Interests: Their Impact on Psych and the Law

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Presenter: Usual Participants
Title: Regular Meeting

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Presenter: Usual Participants
Title: Regular Meeting

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Presenter: Archie Brodsky and Joel Ziff
Title: Sex Addiction

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Presenter: Professor John R. Williams
Title: A Gilded Cage is Still a Cage: Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty
Background: In 2017 the UK Law Commission issued its final report on “Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty,” addressing “how the law should protect people who need to be deprived of their liberty in order to receive care or treatment and lack the capacity to consent to this.” The report recommended that current “Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards” should be repealed and “a new scheme introduced as a matter of pressing urgency.” Proposed “Liberty Protection Safeguards” would be accompanied by the publication of a new “Code of Practice” covering all aspects of the current “Mental Capacity Act.” PIPATL attendees will review these innovations and contrast them with existing provisions in other jurisdictions.









The Program in Psychiatry and The Law meets Wednesday mornings at 11:00 AM in Room 340 3rd floor of the new Mass Mental Health Center at 75 Fenwood Road. Left from the elevator and all the way down the hall.

Check our meetings page regularly to find out about our upcoming meetings.

Our file library includes copies of the Amicus Briefs to which we have contributed: Althaus v. Cohen (PA) and Citizens for Health v. Thompson (Third Circuit).

 Wednesday, September 6, 2017
First meeting of the new academic year = Wednesday, September 6th
 Sunday, February 23, 2014
PIPATL Meeting Location:
Room 340 on the 3rd floor of Mass. Mental Health Center, 75 Fenwood Rd. Left from the elevator and all the way down the hall. The room has a communications center that allows more than one person to call in at a time!!

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