Presenter Lisa Feinberg - Lawyer, called to the Bar in Ontario (2012) and BC (2015) JD/MA (2011), BA (2007)

Date/Time - Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 12:00 PM Eastern Time

Online via Zoom

Please note that this event will be recorded and is eligible for 1 CEC


Description - Introductory

Like all service providers, mental health professionals are required to meet their obligations under human rights legislation when offering services to clients. Generally, mental health professionals are trained to put clients first and are able to adapt their service to their clients’ needs. However, challenging scenarios can come up that may be more difficult to navigate. For example, what do you do if your clinic is not physically accessible for all clients? Are you able to advertise your services to one gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, nationality and so forth? Are you able to refuse clients based on gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, nationality and so forth? What do you do if your client’s mental health issues interferes with their ability to diarize appointments and they repeatedly cancel on you? What about if your client is verbally or even physically abusive to you due to their mental health issue?
In this session, professional regulation and workplace lawyer Lisa Feinberg will review basic human rights principles, including your obligation to accommodate client’s human rights related needs to the point of undue hardship. Ms. Feinberg will then facilitate a discussion about several fact scenarios, applying human rights principles to these scenarios.

Biography of Presenter :

Lisa Feinberg is a professional regulation and workplace lawyer with GlickLaw. She acts as an advisor and advocates for professionals, drawing upon her wide-ranging experiences as a prosecutor, defense counsel, and adjudicator. She regularly appears before administrative tribunals and courts on professional discipline, human rights, and employment matters.





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Lunch & Learn - Human Rights in the Clinic: How can Therapists meet their Duty to Accommodate Clients

  • Wednesday Oct 11 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM