National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy


Books and Articles

Rational Suicide, Irrational Laws: Examining Current Approaches to Suicide in Policy and Law (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Emergency Department Treatment of the Psychiatric Patient: Policy Issues and Legal Requirements (Oxford University Press, 2006).

Hollow Promises: Employment Discrimination Against People With Mental Disabilities (American Psychological Association Press 2002).

Unequal Rights: Discrimination Against People with Mental Disabilities and the Americans with Disabilities Act (American Psychological Association Press, 2001).

“Delusions of Rights: Americans with Psychiatric Disabilities, Employment Discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act,” 52 Alabama Law Review 271 (2000)(symposium issue).

“The Americans with Disabilities Act and Mental Health Law: Issues for the Twenty-first Century,” 10 Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues 131 (1999)(symposium issue).

“You'd Have to Be Crazy to Work Here: Worker Stress, the Abusive Workplace, and Title I of the ADA,” 31 Loyola Law Review 795 (1998)(symposium issue).

“The Impact of Law on Women with Diagnoses of Borderline Personality Disorder Related to Childhood Sexual Abuse,” in Levin, Blanch and Jennings, ed., Women's Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective (Sage 1998).

“Race, Competence Testing, and Disability Law: A Review of the MacArthur Competence Research,” 2 Psychology, Public Policy and Law 31 (1996).

“Reforming the Provision of Mental Health Treatment,” in Cary Moss, ed. Man-Made Medicine: Women's Health, Public Policy, and Reform, Duke University Press (1996).

“Issues Relating To Women and Ethnic Minorities in Mental Health Treatment and Law,” in Bruce Sales and Dan Shuman, eds. Law, Mental Health and Mental Disorder, Brooks/Cole (1996).

“Dancing in the Sky Without a Parachute: Love and Sex in Mental Institutions,” in Clarence Sundrum, ed., Choice and Autonomy, New York Commission on Quality of Care for the Mentally Disabled (1994).

“The Protection Racket: Violence Against Women, Psychiatric Labelling and Law,” 88 Northwestern University Law Review 1271 (June 1994).

“Silencing the Different Voice: Competence, Feminist Theory, and Law,” 47 Univ. of Miami Law Review 763 (1993).

“What Constitutes Departure from Professional Judgment?” 17 Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter 207 (March/April 1993).

“Leaving Civil Rights To The `Experts': From Deference To Abdication Under The Professional Judgment Standard,” 102 Yale L.J. 639 (1992).

“Preventive Commitment: Administrative and Legal Pitfalls in Creating a Coercive Community,” 11 Journal of Health and Human Resources Administration 459 (Spring 1989).

“Whose Egg Is It Anyway? Reproductive Rights of Institutionalized, Incarcerated, and Incompetent Women,” 13 NOVA Law Review 405 (1989).

“Advocating for Mothers in the Mental Health System,” in Protection And Advocacy For People Who Are Labelled Mentally Ill (Mental Health Law Project 1987).

“Preventive Commitment: The Concept and its Pitfalls,” Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter, Vol. 11, No. 14 (July-August 1987).

“Mothers in the Mental Health System” in Isensee and Tarr-Whelan, eds., The Women's Economic Justice Agenda: Ideas for the States, Washington, D.C.: National Center for Policy Alternatives (1987).

“Ill Are Entitled To Rights - And Care,” Editorial, USA Today (March 5, 1987).

“The Psychiatric Cure For Homelessness: Wrong Diagnosis, Wrong Treatment,” New Physician (December 1986).

“The Right To Counsel In Commitment Proceedings,” Mental and Physical Disability Law Reporter, Vol. 9, No. 3 (May-June 1985).