Symposium: Mental Health, Psychology and the Law: Introduction

University of Missouri - Kansas City Law Review, Reporter 82 UMKC L. Rev. 279 2014

5 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2021

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Sean O'Brien

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law

Mary Kay Kisthardt

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law

Date Written: July 8, 2014

Abstract

The authors coordinated and edited a symposium law review issue on Mental Health, Psychology and the Law. The Introduction summarizes submissions that included a memoir from an author whose family members were consumers of mental health services, legal scholars and practitioners who use mental health evidence to defend clients facing the death penalty, and the duty of attorneys to tend to their own mental health care needs while dealing with these emotionally heavy issues.

Keywords: mental health, psychology, intellectual disability, schizophrenia, stress, gender, victims, death penalty, sentencing

JEL Classification: K14, Y20, z18, I14

Suggested Citation

O'Brien, Sean and Kisthardt, Mary Kay, Symposium: Mental Health, Psychology and the Law: Introduction (July 8, 2014). University of Missouri - Kansas City Law Review, Reporter 82 UMKC L. Rev. 279 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3882986 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3882986

Sean O'Brien (Contact Author)

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Mary Kay Kisthardt

University of Missouri at Kansas City - School of Law ( email )

5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2499
United States

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