December 15, 2022: 6th Avery Weisman, M.D., Lecture in Consultation Psychiatry
Infanticide & Filicide: Mental Health & Prevention
A parent killing their child shocks the public. Understanding motives of both mothers and fathers helps not only with forensic psychiatric evaluations, but also in prevention as general psychiatrists, and in consideration of public health.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe motives for infanticide
- Demonstrate interplay of gender and infanticide
- Analyze the research behind infanticide and relations to population
Susan Hatters Friedman, MD
Susan Hatters Friedman, MD
Susan Hatters Friedman, MD is a forensic psychiatrist and reproductive psychiatrist. She serves as Professor of Psychiatry, Reproductive Biology, Pediatrics, and Law. She also maintains her affiliation with the University of Auckland (New Zealand) after working overseas for seven years. Dr. Friedman is past President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL), and has served as Chair of the Law and Psychiatry committee at the Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP). Dr. Friedman was honored to receive the Distinguished Alumna Award from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in 2019.She has also received the AAPL award for the Best Teacher in a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship, the Red AAPL award for outstanding service to organized forensic psychiatry, and the Association of Women Psychiatrists Marian Butterfield early career psychiatrist award for her contributions to women’s mental health. She has published more than 100 articles (including in World Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry). Her research has primarily focused on the interface of women’s mental health and forensic psychiatry, including notably child murder by mothers. Susan is the Editor of the recent GAP book entitled Family Murder: Pathologies of Love and Hate for which she recently received the Guttmacher Award from the American Psychiatric Association, and serves as the Deputy Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.