Members login

Goforgotten
password

Join IASW today

Apply Now

Events

FULLY BOOKED Mental Health Social Work and Capacity Laws - Review of the International Literature

  • Conference Room, Clonbrusk Primary Care Centre,
  • 10 Registration, 10.30 - 12.30 Seminar
  • 07 Apr 2017

Price €Free but booking essential

Social Workers in Adult Mental Health SIG Seminar & AGM

 

Clonbrusk Primary Care Centre is located on Coosan Road, Clonbrusk. Take exit 11 off the N6 - the Centre is located opposite B&Q

Places are limited - please ensure that you book a place if you wish to attend the seminar

 

MENTAL HEALTH SOCIAL WORK AND CAPACITY LAWS: A REVIEW OF THE INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE

JIM CAMPBELL, PROFESSOR OF SOCIAL WORK AT UCD SCHOOL OF SOCIAL POLICY, SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL JUSTICE 


ABSTRACT: The eminent arrival of capacity legislation in jurisdictions on both sides of the Irish border represents a set of challenges and opportunities for Mental Health Social Workers and other professionals. This paper draws upon a review of International literature on this subject (Davidson et al, 2015). It will trace the policy drivers that inform the design of Capacity Laws around the world, including the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This literature highlights the way in which policy makers and professionals need to reconsider the ways interventions should take place with clients with Mental Health difficulties. In particular there is a requirement that capacity is assumed, there should be a greater focus on supported decision making, that capacity tests are understood and equitably used, and that professionals pay greater attention to safeguards for clients. These issues will be considered in the context of The Assisted-Decision Making (Capacity) Bill and implications will be drawn for Irish Mental Health Social Work practice.

Reference: Davidson, G., Brophy, L., Campbell, J., Farrell, S. J., Gooding, P., & O’Brien, A. M. (2016). An International comparison of legal frameworks for supported and substitute Decision–Making in Mental Health Services. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 44, 30-40.

Date: Friday 7th April 2017

Venue: Conference Room, Clonbrusk Primary Care Centre, Athlone.

 

10.00-10.30 Registration

10.30-11.30 Presentation by Jim Campbell, Professor of Social Work, UCD

11.30-11.45 Break

11.45-12.30 Q&A and Roundtable Discussion

12.30-13.00 LUNCH

13.00-13.30 SWAMH SIG Committee Meeting


AGM of SWAMH SIG (POSTPONED)

  • Registration is not currently open