Seminar 1: Topic 1:Mediation as a tool to resolve disputes Topic 2: Compulsory mental health treatment

From 29.07.2017 10:00 am until 29.07.2017 1:00 pm
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10.00am TOPIC 1: Mediation as a tool to resolve disputes – How should one approach this?
Mediation is not only proven to help resolve disputes, but it is now mandatory in certain court proceedings. What exactly does mediation involve, and why is it becoming so popular? This seminar discusses what you can expect at a mediation and how to prepare if you are planning to mediate.
Presenter: Mr Dennis Wilson, Barrister & Adjunct Professor University of Notre Dame (Administrative Law and Alternate Dispute Resolution-ADR).
Chair: His Honour Magistrate Theo Tsavdaridis

11.20am Morning tea break

11.40am TOPIC 2: Compulsory mental health treatment – What are your rights and how you can participate in decision making?
Many thousands of Australians experience mental health problems. For some people, their mental health difficulties lead to compulsory mental health treatment in hospital or the community. This presentation will explore the rights of mental health consumers who are being required to have involuntary treatment and how consumers, their family or friends can participate in the decision making process.

Presenter: Ms Anina Johnson, Deputy President, NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal

Chair: Prof Tony Moynham, Associate Professor, Forensic Medicine and Science Network at the University of Sydney

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