In this course, attorney and forensic expert Mark Silver delves into criminal mitigation strategies for the client suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder is among the least understood, and yet perhaps the most important mental health issues for criminal defense lawyers. As many as 6% of the population carry the diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder and the criteria for this mental health issue provide profound understanding regarding the criminal defendant's decision-making, behaviors and conduct, emotional instability, erratic conduct, impulsivity, depression and low self-esteem, and related matters. It is crucial for the criminal defense lawyer to be able to recognize borderline personality disorder in clients and know when to refer the case for an evaluation and/or how to use aspects of this disorder for mitigation purposes.
I. Understand the criteria of Borderline Personality Disorder as among the most important mental health diagnoses with criminal defendants
II. Identify the challenges and obstacles of defending such clients
III. Recognize how the criteria of this disorder can serve as a direct defense and/or mitigating factors in the advocacy process
loved this one!
Very informative program. Materials were well put together and very complete on the subject.
Mark was great at summarizing a complex psychological disorder and drawing a link to how to use it in legal practice. Very interesting program.
Excellent overview of the topic material. enhanced insights into the discipline.
Fantastic course. I practice criminal defense and abuse and neglect law, so this material was extremely helpful for both areas.
My mother has borderline personality disorder so I found this incredibly interesting as I could relate to the topic.
this was excellent
Valuable information for mitigation and screening clients
Fantastic speaker. Know the topic well.
Very much enjoyed this.
Very helpful topic and great speaker.
Excellent -- I commented on it to colleagues
Very helpful content and materials.
Good pace. Methodical.
Very good program on a topic that needs to be addressed.
Interesting. A subject matter I did not know much about but the presenter explained the issue so well.
Very thorough & thoughtful presentation. Great description of concepts & practicalities.
Extremely interesting. Written materials were very helpful.
Great course. You should have one on ptsd.
This was a great presentation! Really enjoyed the presenter and learned a lot!
I loved this course. The presentation was fabulous. It kept my attention all of the way through. Thank you.
Good distinctions drawn on borderline personality disorder that clarifies the confusion with other psychological issues.
Excellent presentation. The best I have viewed thus far.
As a mental health professional myself, I appreciate courses like these that explore the relationship between the law and mental health. We don't hear much about BPD so thanks for including this one!
excellent course and presentation
This course helps one evaluate the needs of clients who may be suffering from this disorder.
Great presentation-interesting material.
Mark is extremely knowledgeable!!
Very effective and informative presentation.
speaker was repetitive as was his language. However, course was very good.
Very informative and well presented.
Very well done!
Already I have recommended Lawline to several other attorneys
Great and interesting speaker. He should present more classes.
Excellent presentation of both the underlying disorder, and appropriate legal defense support!
This is an excellent [presenter. This was very informative in understanding borderline personalities in general.
Clear and informative, well-paced.
Thank you for this superb program on an important, although not-often discussed, issue. The presentation was thorough and clear.
Fascinating material. Very well presented.
Excellent. Thank you!
Wonderful speaker, obviously well acquainted with his subject matter.