Attention deficit–hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) remains a controversial disorder, despite it now being a well-validated clinical diagnosis. Ethical and legal issues are important in determining how doctors as well as educators should behave in offering a diagnosis or treatment.
To shed some light on the subject, Karen Rothenberg and Jeffrey Seltzer will bring their legal and mental health expertise to the William S. Richardson School of Law on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. Their lecture, entitled Distracted in Focus: Legal and Ethical Implications of ADHD for the Child, Parents and Society, is the second in the Galiher Ono Distinguished Public Lecture Series.
Rothenberg is a leading national expert on legal issues in health care currently spending her sabbatical doing research as a scholar-in-residence at Columbia Law School and at Columbia’s Center for the Study of Law and Culture, as well as at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University.
Seltzer is a child psychologist and mental health coordinator for the Head Start and pre-kindergarten programs of the Montgomery County, Maryland public schools. He lectures widely on the delivery of mental health services and the legal rights of children with disabilities.
The Galiher Ono Distinguished Public Lecture Series was established by Mānoa alumni Gary Galiher, MEd ’71, JD ’77 and Diane Ono, BA ’73, JD ’91. The lecture series is intended to motivate, educate and inspire people of Hawaiʻi to improve the social, economic, cultural and political well being of the state and highlight the the university and law school’s commitment to serving the community.