Goldwater Deconstructed

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This webinar will address the history of mental health, public figures and the media, starting with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. The discussion will examine the developmental history of Barry Goldwater, the situations that led to the Fact magazine scandal, the litigation that followed, the Goldwater Rule and what AMA, FSMB, and the expectations about professional conduct in the media that other mental health professional organizations have set forth. The lecture ends with how mental health professionals should interface with the media.

  • Participants will appreciate the ethical boundaries that should be considered when speaking with the media about mental health.
  • Participants will understand how to respond to the media when asked about the behavior of public figures.
  • Participants will appreciate potential adverse consequences that may occur when the Goldwater rule is disregarded.

Presented by:
Cheryl Wills, MD
Director of Child & Adolescent Forensic Psychiatric Services, University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western University; APA Board of Trustees

September 26th, 2019 5:30 PM   through   6:30 PM
Online Webinar
United States
Event Fee(s)
NCPS Member on-demand $ 0.00

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