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, May 31, 2017

Presenter: Steven Hassan
Title: Introduction to controversies involving Social Influence and my interviews with a number of Detransitioners who describe the “cult of Trans”
Details: While I do believe there are individuals who biologically and organically feel like they were born into the wrong body. However, having worked with victims of a wide variety of undue influence groups and programs, including “conversion therapy” I am in the early stages of research into powerful social influences including, use of drugs, proselytization by protrans people, transitioners on social media including Youtube, reddit, as well as teachers and schools and overzealous therapists who encourage children to believe they are other gendered and who do not do a thorough history especially trauma and dissociation. While I am by no means an expert in sexuality, pediatrics, or gender identity, I have worked with members of Heaven’s Gate who believed they were aliens inhabiting human bodies and 8 males had orchiectomies. One of my Detrans people not only went on estrogen and had than orchiectomy and now realizes he is a gay male and wants his testicles back. He wishes to warn young people. Another woman wants her breasts back as she has realized she is a lesbian and that it is ok to be a butch lesbian. She feels testosterone was very negative on her body.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Presenter: David Benjamin
Title: The Salem Witch Trials

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Presenter: Professor John R. Williams
Title: The Mental Health Infrastructure: An International Perspective
Details: There often exists a significant disparity between (1) treatment guarantees proffered by case law, statutes, and regulations, and (2) treatment opportunities limited by funding, geography, and bureaucracy. Mental health clinicians who attempt to commit patients civilly or refer them for outpatient services often learn too late that legally sanctioned options simply cannot be realized, due to such factors as downsized facilities, staffing shortfalls, budgetary woes, or limited transportation resources. This presentation describes the current status of the mental health infrastructure in the United Kingdom and invites comparison with the experiences of PIPATL attendees.









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).

 Tuesday, September 1, 2015
First meeting of the new academic year = Wednesday, September 9!
 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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