AACAP+CACAP Joint Annual Meeting
Program Schedule
Please note that this schedule is subject to change. The Program Book distributed at the Annual Meeting will have final information on dates, times, and speakers for each presentation.


Clinical Consultation Breakfast 15 (ticket)
Dilemmas in Providing Consultation to Family Court

Involvement with the juvenile justice system may be the first time that a youth is identified as needing mental health intervention, creating an interesting assessment and treatment dilemma. This CCB outlines the professional role of a child and adolescent psychiatrist as a consultant to the court and highlights the differing roles of a treating physician, consultant physician, and an expert for the court. In addition, possible sources of conflicts and professional dilemmas, as well as ethical responsibilities of the consultant, are examined. For example, a conflict may arise based on the legal systemís mandate for containment of the youth and a physicianís ethical responsibility for assessment and treatment. Conflicts also may arise around the psychiatristís recommendations with regard to medications, hospitalization, or diagnosis when they are not in line with expectations of the court or other parties. Understanding the concepts of informed consent, as well as ensuring that one does not contribute to the adjudication of a youth, is essential. In the discussion of case examples, participants share experiences and solutions.
Saturday, October 22, 2011: 7:00 AM-8:30 AM